Here at Goodwill, we’re lucky to have constant case studies in the power of work: Goodwill International’s CEO and President Jim Gibbons and the many other job-seekers with disabilities who find employment, income and self-esteem through Goodwill’s programs.

From janitor to CEO: Goodwill Industries International's Jim Gibbons

If you’re burnt out from a long work week, this fantastic Huffington Post piece by Mr. Gibbons might just be the inspiration you need to get you back on the balls of your feet. Take a peek:

One of the first jobs I ever performed was as a janitor, cleaning offices. Today, I’m the CEO of an international nonprofit that serves nearly 2.5 million people each year. My journey from janitor to CEO presented many moments when I had to convince potential employers that I was the right person for the job. This is tough for anyone, but at points it was especially difficult for me — I’m blind, and this often made employers skeptical about my ability to get the job done.

To read the whole article, just click here – and have a great weekend, Goodwill fans!

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