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Goodwill Korea delegation visits Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) — Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin hosted international guests on Monday.

The delegation from Goodwill Korea spent the day visiting store fronts and supported-employment work sites around the Madison area.

Goodwill Korea’s visit to Madison is part of an on-going effort to learn more about hiring people with disabilities in its retail stores and the larger community. 

Heather Kennedy,  Vice President and Chief People Officer of Goodwill South Central Wisconsin, tells 27 News the visit provides an opportunity for the two organizations to learn from each other.

“It’s always good to get a perspective outside of what we’re used to, particularly internationally, and now we have some new friends halfway across the world”.

The information gathered by the delegation is expected to be shared on a Korean network that will produce and air a television series aimed at raising awareness about disability rights in South Korea.