Lam’s Story

Lam_Nov_215pxlLam had a successful career in Vietnam as a machinist, but when he made the move to America in 2001 he couldn’t find a job.

“I applied at several different places, but no one would hire me because I am disabled and I don’t speak English,” he says.

After looking for work for seven years, a friend told him about Goodwill. Lam filled out an application and, a week later, he was offered a job as a hanger associate.

“Without Goodwill, I would be at home collecting food stamps and asking for money from my family,” he says. “Because of Goodwill, I can send money to my wife in Vietnam and I can pay my own bills.”

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