Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

About Goodwill

Goodwill the Amity Group is a leading human services and social impact organization based in Hamilton that serves the Hamilton and Halton communities. Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through the power of work. To deliver that mission we support individuals in overcoming barriers to employment and obtaining work and employers in securing the workforce they need. Our Employment Services programs are funded by the government of Ontario. We also operate social enterprise divisions – Stairways café / catering and thrift stores in Oakville and Burlington – which also provide training and employment opportunities in our communities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Join our team as a CONTRACTED FULL-TIME JOB DEVELOPER for Goodwill, The Amity Group at our Upper Gage Career Centre, Located at 1050 Upper Gage Ave., Unit 4, Hamilton, ON L8V 5B7.  This full-time contract opportunity is for a period of up to (1) one-year, 37.5 hours per week, and a starting annual salary of $46,895.00.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline, with 2 years’ experience
  • Extensive background in marketing, sales, and employment counselling/job development
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet or exceed established targets in a target-driven work environment
  • Deliver results independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies, and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communicate well with employers and other groups
  • Highly developed problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to assess client needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Strong organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Knowledge of social media an asset.

Duties and Reponsibilities:

  • Develop strong business relationships, establish and implement successful job placement strategies
  • Review client inventories and contact potential employers to meet monthly targets
  • In conjunction with the Career Development Specialists, support and assist clients in improving and implementing successful job search and job retention strategies
  • Prepare detailed work plans and ensure timelines are met and results achieved
  • Negotiate wage subsidy agreements and terms of employment conditions, when warranted
  • Complete regular follow up with Employers and Clients to ensure job retention and satisfaction
  • Support clients with one-on-one counselling and group workshops
  • Provide support to Employers through the employment cycle: from job descriptions to postings
  • Provide verbal/written client, employer, marketing and statistical reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

To Apply, Please Submit your Cover Letter and Resume by email on or before May 21st, 2019 to:

humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

 

(2) FULL-TIME RETAIL STORE SUPERVISORS

 

Join our team as a FULL-TIME RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR for Goodwill, The Amity Group at one of the following Retail Stores:

  • Burlington Donated Goods and Retail Store. Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5
  • Oakville Donated Goods and Retail Store. Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5

This full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours per week, 5- days per week.

Starting rate, $16.00 per hour; includes Group benefits, Short & Long term illness and a Pension plan

Must be able to work Days, Evenings, Week Nights and Weekends

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Open availability including: Days, Evenings, and Weekends
  • A minimum of three years’ related experience in a retail environment
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Up beat friendly personality, must have excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to keep a clean organized work environment
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and price points
  • Point of sale experience required
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Providing an exceptional experience to both our customers and our donors
  • Acting as a lead hand to support the Manager and Assistant Manager in accomplishing store objectives, maintaining an effective workflow, achieving quality standards and meeting safety regulations
  • Open and closing the store in the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Performing store functions, such as processing cash transactions, arranging merchandise, maintaining stock, and lifting and moving furniture
  • Assists in providing support and training for employees and trainees
  • Performs general cleaning duties
  • Other duties as assigned

 

To apply, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter by e-mail, on or before the closing date to:  humanresources@goodwillonline.ca (please specify location)

 

Closing date: May 31, 2019

 

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

Sales Associates

Goodwill, The Amity Group is currently hiring Full-Time & Part-Time Sales Associates for the following locations:

  • Burlington Donated Goods and Retail Store – Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5
  • Oakville Donated Goods and Retail Store – Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5

Starting Rate: $14.00 per hour, plus Benefits and Pension

Must be able to work Days, Evenings and Weekends, 7.5 hours per day

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • One-year plus customer service experience
  • Up to one-year retail service experience
  • Experience Operating (POS) Point of Sales equipment (cash register) handling, cash, credit/debit transitions
  • Up beat pleasant personality with a neat appearance is a must
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and fashion trends
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Providing excellent customer service throughout the store and on cash serving customers
  • Operating point of sales equipment, handling, cash, credit and debit transitions
  • Greeting donors and happily accepting donations
  • Processing donated goods to ensure they are out on the sales floor in a timely manner
  • Arranging merchandise
  • Work as part of a team to ensure business objectives at met on a daily basis
  • Adhere to all workplace health and safety policies and practices/standards
  • Perform general cleaning duties in store and other duties as required and/or assigned

Please apply by May 31, 2019 with resume & cover letter (Specify Location)

By e-mail to:   humanresources@goodwillonline.ca

 

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

 

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES (Internal/External)

 

Goodwill, The Amity Group is currently hiring both, Full-Time and Part-Time Production Associates for the following locations:

  • Burlington Donated Goods and Retail Store. Located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, ON L7L 1S5
  • Oakville Donated Goods and Retail Store. Located at 407A Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3T5

Starting Rate: $14.00 per hour, plus benefits, and pension

Must be able to work Days, Evenings, Week Nights and Weekends, 7.5 hours per day

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of one-years related experience in a customer service role
  • Minimum grade 10 high school education; high school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be organized, efficient, flexible, energetic and personable
  • Able to safely lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Above average communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Desire to give back to the community and work as part of a team
  • Strong customer service skills and professional phone manner
  • Follow health and safety standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports for scheduled work regularly and on time. Notifies supervisor as soon as possible regarding the need and expected duration of any absence.
  • Be an ambassador for Goodwill through acceptance of donations & customer service
  • Maintain a respectful, courteous and non-judgmental demeanor when dealing with Clients/Donors
  • Provide excellent customer service to Donors
  • Accept, organize and sort incoming donations effectively and efficiently
  • Inspect and separate donations according to Goodwill donation sorting guidelines.
  • Organize and distribute stock to retail stores
  • Perform general cleaning duties in store and other duties as assigned
  • Work as part of a team to ensure safety and business objectives at met on a daily basis

To apply, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter by e-mail, on or before the closing date to:

humanresources@goodwillonline.ca (Specify Location)

Closing date: May 31, 2019

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.

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