The Mission of Goodwill Industries
April 19, 2005
Hosted by Joyce Bender
David Tobiczyk, Vice President of Marketing and Development for Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh, joins Joyce. Discussed on the show, will be the mission of Goodwill Industries, as well as the Power of Work Awards. Sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh, the Power of Work Awards honor employers who help people with special needs overcome barriers to employment.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.