It has always been Goodwill's mission to help people get to work. That mission is alive and well today as Goodwill-Suncoast, the local branch of Goodwill Industries, is looking to put people to work in the Tampa Bay region.
"We currently have about 50 openings in the Tampa Bay area," says Chris Ward of Goodwill-Suncoast. "We are filling various positions, everything from retail sales manager, retail associate and donations processing staff to skills trainers and IT staff. We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible."
In this economy, where jobs and growth are scarce, Goodwill has experienced considerable success. "We opened three new superstores since 2008, these stores opened in Wesley Chapel
and Spring Hill," Ward says. "We also opened a residential work-release center in Largo."
Ward says that most of the jobs with Goodwill-Suncoast are in Pinellas
counties, however, there are a few in other parts of the area. "We have a few jobs in Pasco
County, where Goodwill is the lead service provider at Career Central employment offices," Ward says. "The list of jobs on our website
will give the location of each position."
For potential employees interested in applying, Ward explains what Goodwill is looking for. "We are looking for dedicated, hard-working people who take pride in the work they do," Ward says. "A customer service mindset is especially important for retail and donations staff. Because the nature of Goodwill's mission is helping people achieve their full potential through the power of work, staff can feel especially good about being part of the Goodwill team."
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Chris Ward, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast