Q & A’s

Questions? Naturally. Answers? We’ve got them!

Q. What will I like most about working at Goodwill?

A. Fulfillment! Employees find that working at Goodwill is more than just a job – it’s also about giving back to the community. Goodwill employees help support our mission of providing opportunities to people with barriers to enhance their lives. You’re taking home a paycheck, and giving back in ways that can change people’s lives. It truly feels good to work at Goodwill.

Q. That does sound good – how competitive is Goodwill for a typical full-time employee?

A. Competitive benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, long term disability, short term disability, life insurance, vacation pay, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement.

Q. Are benefits available to part-time employees?

A. Goodwill part-time team members earn vacation, can participate in our 403b retirement plan, are bonus eligible, receive certain paid holidays, and can qualify for tuition reimbursement.

Q. How old must I be to work at Goodwill?

A. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Q. What availability do I need to work in a retail store?

A. Goodwill offers flexible work schedules to accommodate the needs of its employees. Some work may be required on weekends and nights depending on the position.

Q. Do I need experience to work in a retail store?

A. No, Goodwill offers a variety of opportunities to its employees and experience is not required in all positions.

Q. What else should I know about working at Goodwill?

A. Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. A successful pre-employment drug screen and background check is required.

Q. Our environment has never been more important. So how green is Goodwill?

A. Goodwill is inherently a ‘green’ organization, since we literally recycle and re-purpose millions of pounds of donated goods a year – everything from lightly used clothing to computers, housewares to handbags, books to boots and toys for tots. These items become the ‘recycled’ merchandise we sell at our stores. We strive to be green throughout our organization and reuse and reduce waste through a variety of recycling streams in our quest toward zero % waste.

Q. I feel good about Goodwill careers. How do I take the next step?

A. Great! Our open positions are posted on-line, and applications are submitted via our website. To view open positions and submit your application, click here: www.goodwillni.org/opportunities.