SAN DIEGO – You have graduated from high school, have no plans to go to college or you have taken the summer off and will start classes at a local junior college or four year university and need part-time or full time work. You want a job that provides growth opportunities, you need valuable work experience and want to improve your employability. You may even need a flexible work schedule. Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (GISD) is one of the largest non-for-profit employers in San Diego County. As a local non-profit, GISD prides itself in improving the employability of its workforce.

“We provide learning and development opportunities for continued growth, excellent benefits, and a mission driven work environment,” said Brian Gustafson, Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator. “We are known throughout the community for ‘Getting People Jobs.’ What many members of the community do not know, is that many of these jobs are within the organization.” Goodwill is always looking for talented individuals that want to become leaders.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

– Sales Person – responsible for processing sales through the use of cash register and electronic scanner, taking cash, check or electronic payment and providing excellent customer service.
– Processor – sorts, cleans, prices and stocks donated goods in a processing area. Accepts donations and provides excellent customer service.
– Donation Center Attendant – accepts donations, assists donors by unloading product and providing a receipt as well as excellent customer service.
– Warehouse Processor – sorts donated product by category in a warehouse setting, cash register operation and processing of recycled merchandise in a timely manner.
– Truck Driver Helper – assists truck driver by providing back up assistance, loading and unloading of light to heavy donated product.
– Administrative/Clerical assistant – responsible for basic word processing, telephone answering and support of daily operations.

As a San Diego City employer, Goodwill is aware of the minimum wage and paid sick leave policy changes. On June 7, San Diego city residents voted by 63% to raise minimum wage and provide workers with five additional days of paid sick leave. The minimum wage rate in the city will rise from $10 to $10.50 per hour in July 2016. On January 1, 2017, minimum wage will increase to $11.50 per hour. This increase exceeds current state requirements, which has minimum wage at $10 per hour with an increase to $10.50 in January 2017.

The state minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees in 2022 and in 2023 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

Goodwill is currently preparing to meet its legal responsibility by honoring these wage increases. In addition, we are going above and beyond our legal duty by implementing this wage increase at all Goodwill facilities in the County, not only in the City. Essentially, regardless of location, all GISD entry-level positions will start at a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour. With nearly 50% of our workforce at this rate, this is no small feat.

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is a local non-profit that is changing lives by getting people jobs. Goodwill’s Community Employment Center staff work with community members on their résumés, job applications and interviewing skills. We also partner with many local companies to conduct job fairs and get people to work.
GISD retail locations are known for providing gently used merchandise. This includes clothing, shoes, home décor, housewares, and furniture. Electronics and sporting goods are available at select locations.

GISD uses the revenue generated from the sale of donated goods at its retail thrift stores and after-market facilities to support the operation of paid job training programs and employment services. GISD is a multi-faceted organization that includes job placement assistance for people with disabilities, veterans, underserved young adults ages 18 to 25, and people with other barriers to employment. In 2015, GISD helped nearly 4,000 people in the San Diego community with their job search.

Please visit us at www.sdgoodwill.org to get store locations and to learn more about our organization and programs. Goodwill has been making good happen since 1930.