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Brian is Always Willing to Help Out

on March 10, 2014


By Valerie Clark, Public Relations Specialist, Goodwill Duluth

A chance viewing of a TV commercial about Duluth, Minnesota brought Brian to the Northland from Staten Island, New York in 2003, and he’s been enjoying his new town and his job at Goodwill ever since.

“I made the decision to move. Duluth seemed like a pretty good town,” Brian said. Some of his friends wagered that he’d return home within a year, but Brian proved them wrong.

“I’d been in New York all my life, pretty much,” he says. “It was kind of like a challenge that was opened to me.”

Brian started working at Goodwill in 2005 after receiving a referral from the Minnesota Resource Center’s Flexwork program. His job coaches and case manager have helped him work through his learning disorder, which has sometimes made it difficult for him to focus on job tasks in the past. He’s…

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