Goodwill Industries of South Florida is hiring over 100 employees. If you think you need experience - the nonprofit provides job training, employment services, and other community-based programs for people with disabilities or other barriers to work.
“We need sewers, that doesn’t mean you need how to sew. We’ll pay you to learn how to sew,” said David Landsberg, President & CEO of Goodwill South Florida.
Goodwill South Florida is paying candidates who are interested in working for the company to be trained in sewing, for those who lack sewing skills.
“We have quite a few entry level jobs. In apparel manufacturing where we make uniforms for the military. We’re looking for 100 jobs there I would say. Probably a light number in our stores across Dade and Broward,” added David.
And it’s not only about entry level jobs.
David says they’re also looking for qualified truck drivers, counselors to watch after people with disabilities and retail store managers.
With COVID-19 affecting hundreds of thousands of South Floridians, especially those with disabilities, David says he’s grateful to be able to provide jobs during this difficult time.
“COVID has put an entirely deeper layer of hardship on the part of the community that’s least able to handle that. We wanted to stay open as we possibly could health wise and we wanted to restart as quick as we could mainly out of concern for that sector of the community that really really needs us,” said David.
“I’m very grateful to be in [this] position because not a lot of people can say that, but I can, but I’m very happy and satisfied that I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to be in [this] positions,” said Michael Luis Mckenna, works at Goodwill.
Michael has been working with Goodwill for over a year now.. and says he’s looking forward to growing with the company.
“My longterm goal is to just help the company out and hire up in position. To be a good worker and do my job,” said Michael
“They stay for an entire career sometimes. We’ve got one gentleman who’s been here 49 years. We’ve got raft of 30 year employees. And it’s OK for people to come for a year and leave after a year or 18 months and feel like they can handle that next job,” added David.
David said anyone can apply. If you have a disability, he recommends to call 305-326-4226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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