Goodwill Omaha Offers Hiring Bonuses of Up to $1.5K Through July

Goodwill Industries, Inc., ( Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa (Goodwill Omaha), has unveiled a campaign to encourage job seekers to apply, and new employees hired during the campaign time frame could earn hiring bonuses of up to $1,500. Goodwill Omaha straddles two industries encountering labor shortages—retail and human services—causing an inordinate number of open positions right now, although the organization’s retail sales are strong. The hiring bonuses will range from $250 for part-time cashier and custodian positions to $750 for full-time retail production associates to $1,500 for full-time project managers in the AbilityOne program. Bonuses will likely be available for qualifying employees hired through July and potentially longer.

“Economists are saying there could be several reasons for the labor shortage, including lingering worries about COVID-19 and child care needs,” said Erin Blackledge, director of human resources at Goodwill Omaha. “We want people in the community to know that Goodwill is a great place to work, and we’re willing to offer incentives to encourage them to apply and experience Goodwill’s culture for themselves.We also want job seekers to know that Goodwill has great benefits packages for both full-time and part-time employees, and we’ve waived the 60-day insurance waiting period, so employees will be able to get coverage starting the first of the month following their start date.”

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