Nonprofit’s Store to Bring 50 New Jobs to Habersham County
Cornelia – Goodwill of North Georgia will host a hiring event as it looks to recruit 50 team members to fill open positions at its Cornelia Store. The new location, located at 2160 Highway 441 North (Cornelia, GA 30531), will include a donation center and career center. It is set open to customers on Thursday, September 24.
“Each of our stores allows us to create new, full-time jobs where they previously did not exist,” says Goodwill’s Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong.
The organization is hiring sales and production associates. Those interested should apply in person during the Goodwill Hiring Event on August 25 and 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Community House (601 Wyly Street, Cornelia, Georgia 30531). The event will continue on August 27 at Georgia Department of Labor/Habersham Career Center (215 Hodges Street, Suite 205, Cornelia, GA 30531) if all positions have not been filled.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, bring valid identification, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be able to pass a pre-employment background screening and drug test. Interview attire is strongly recommended.
When the store opens next month, Goodwill expects shoppers to find it to be a great place for people looking to save money on clothes, books and other household items, and donors will enjoy the convenient drive-up donation center. Moreover, job seekers will have the opportunity to find work by tapping into the resources in the new career center.
“Our mission is to put people to work. We do this through a variety of job training programs and employment services at our career centers. We use the sale of donated goods to help fund those career centers and programs. This year, our goal is to help 20,000 North Georgians find jobs,” Armstrong explains.