Erin Whitbeck Thrives at Goodwill

Erin Whitbeck is a trusted member of the team at Victor Goodwill. She sorts hundreds of books each day and assists customers at the register.
Erin Whitbeck is a trusted member of the team at Victor Goodwill. She sorts hundreds of books each day and assists customers at the register.

A few years ago, Erin Whitbeck was committed to her standing weekly appointment with her Placement Specialist. She made finding a job her job, and they worked together considering many options to find the job that would be the best fit. A visit to the Victor Goodwill felt right, and Erin decided to apply. During the second interview, the store manager told Erin, “It’s my job to put you in a position to be successful.”

In November, Erin celebrated three years of thriving at Goodwill. Erin’s specialty is sorting and pricing books, up to 400 volumes a day. “Erin likes to read and enjoys coming across interesting books,” says Brendan Ehmann, her Job Coach. “And, because she has a nice personality for working with people, she has also been cross-trained to work on the register— which is a hard job that she is good at. The managers at Goodwill trust Erin and her work.”