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Holiday Hours of Operation

On Friday, July 3, all stores and donation centers will be open their regular hours. The Goodwill Career Center and the corporate office will be closed.

On Saturday, July 4, our hours of operation are:

ALL STORES
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DONATION CENTERS
Middleton - Closed
All other donation centers - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For store addresses and telephone numbers, click here. For donation center addresses and telephone numbers, click here.

Fourth of July







Interview for Madison-Area Positions

During July 16 Hiring Fair

We’re interviewing candidates for full-time and part-time positions in the Madison area during a special hiring fair! The fair will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park St., Madison.

To guarantee an interview, please register in advance by calling (608) 246-3140 x179. Walk-in interviews are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendance at the fair is NOT required in order to be considered for a position.

Full-time employees (working 30 hours or more) are eligible for health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid holiday, vacation, and sick time. We are looking to fill these positions immediately. All positions require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to work day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Assistant Retail Store Manager—Monona (40 hrs/wk)
Assistant Retail Store Managers support the Store Manager with all opening store operation and closing functions, staff training, product handling, and cash handling duties. Candidates must have good organizational and multi-task abilities, along with strong communication and customer service skills. Great opportunity to further develop your leadership skills. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

Production Clerk—Madison West (40 hrs/wk or 16 hrs/weekend), Fitchburg (40 hrs/wk or 16 hrs/weekend)
Production Clerks are responsible for assisting customers with their donations, writing receipts, and answering any questions. Duties include sorting, processing, and pricing donations. Prior customer service experience preferred, but will train.

Production Manager—Middleton (40 hrs/wk)
Production Managers effectively lead and train the team in meeting operational goals, manage staff performance, hire and coach staff, and set staff expectations. Three years related work experience with one year in a supervisory role preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

Production Supervisor—Fitchburg (40 hrs/wk)
Production Supervisor responsibilities include overseeing the site’s production, sorting, and salvage operations, ensuring store orders are met in a timely manner, and supervising donation center employees. Post-secondary education preferred. Three years related work experience with one year in a supervisory role preferred. Customer service experience required.

Retail Store Manager—Fitchburg, Madison West
Retail Store Manager responsibilities include providing management in a retail store and supervising all assigned retail staff. Candidates must have experience in hiring staff and training them to achieve sales goals through the application of excellent internal and external customer service. Candidates must have strong leadership qualities, including but not limited to problem-solving and motivating and energizing staff. Must be results oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Merchandising experience of soft and/or hard lines required; creative display skills a plus. Position requires supervisory experience in a store of similar size/volume/staff and/or minimum two years staff management in business or related field. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

Sales Clerk—Madison East (20 hrs/wk), Madison West (30 hrs/wk or 20 hrs/wk), Fitchburg (30 hrs/wk)
Sales Clerk duties include performing all functions of retail store operations which includes running the cash register, product handling, merchandising, and providing excellent customer service. Previous retail experience preferred. Prior customer service experience preferred, but will train. 

To view other positions available in Madison and Goodwill's employment opportunities available in other communities in South Central Wisconsin, click here.

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OR ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE SUBMITTING.


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Apply Via Mail
or Fax

Print an application and Voluntary
Self-Identification of Disability
form
, fill them out manually, and mail/fax to:

Goodwill Industries of South
Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Attn: Human Resources Department

1302 Mendota Street

Madison, WI 53714

Fax: 608-246-1984


 


Apply in Person

Pick up an application at any
Goodwill Industries of South
Central Wisconsin store or
donation center
(depending
on your area of interest) or
visit our corporate office,
located at 1302 Mendota
Street in Madison, Wisconsin.
[map]

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our organization uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, click here.




Join the Goodwill Management Team!

Make a difference in our community! We're looking for passionate, customer-focused leaders to join our management team.

Full-time employees (working 30 hours or more) are eligible for health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid holiday, vacation, and sick time.

We are looking to fill these positions immediately. All positions require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to work day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Assistant Retail Store Manager—Monona (40 hrs/wk)
Assistant Retail Store Managers support the Store Manager with all opening store operation and closing functions, staff training, product handling, and cash handling duties. Candidates must have good organizational and multi-task abilities, along with strong communication and customer service skills. Great opportunity to further develop your leadership skills. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

Production Manager—Middleton (40 hrs/wk)
Production Managers effectively lead and train the team in meeting operational goals, manage staff performance, hire and coach staff, and set staff expectations. Three years related work experience with one year in a supervisory role preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

Production Supervisor—Fitchburg (40 hrs/wk)
Production Supervisor responsibilities include overseeing the site’s production, sorting, and salvage operations, ensuring store orders are met in a timely manner, and supervising donation center employees. Post-secondary education preferred. Three years related work experience with one year in a supervisory role preferred. Customer service experience required.

Retail Store Manager—Fitchburg, Madison West
Retail Store Manager responsibilities include providing management in a retail store and supervising all assigned retail staff. Candidates must have experience in hiring staff and training them to achieve sales goals through the application of excellent internal and external customer service. Candidates must have strong leadership qualities, including but not limited to problem-solving and motivating and energizing staff. Must be results oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Merchandising experience of soft and/or hard lines required; creative display skills a plus. Position requires supervisory experience in a store of similar size/volume/staff and/or minimum two years staff management in business or related field. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, proof of insurance, and access to a vehicle.

To view all of our job openings and learn how you can apply, click here.

We'll be interviewing candidates for these positions at a hiring fair from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park St., Madison. To guarantee an interview, please register in advance by calling (608) 246-3140 x179. Walk-in interviews are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendance at the fair is NOT required in order to be considered for a position.


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Fitchburg Donation Center Hours of Operation Change

fitchburg donation centerThe hours of operation for our Fitchburg donation center (6291 McKee Road) have temporarily changed to:

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily

Our nearby donation center at 4530 Verona Road is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check our website for updates regarding our Fitchburg hours.

Thank you for your support!





Watch for Temporary Verona Road Exit Ramp

road workAttention patrons of our Verona Road location!

All eastbound Beltline traffic is shifted onto the westbound side, between Whitney Way and Verona Road. Motorists traveling eastbound to Verona Road/Midvale Boulevard must exit shortly after the Whitney Way exit.

Our Verona Road store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Our donation center is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Work on the Beltline will continue until late fall. For more information about this project, click here.





Visit Our Newest Store and Donation Center, in Sun Prairie!

baloonsWe've expanded! We've opened a store and donation center in Sun Prairie, at 2111 McCoy Road, in the Prairie Square shopping center. [map]

The donation center gladly accepts all permissible items except large furniture. Residents living within the city limits of Sun Prairie who have large pieces of furniture to donate may simply call 608-246-3150 to learn about our free home pickup service. Some restrictions may apply. The home pickup service is also available to residents living within the city limits of Middleton.

The donation center’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The store’s hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday. Hours are subject to change.

Applications are still being accepted for positions available at this location. For more information, please click here. Applications are available at each of our stores and donation centers and our corporate office on Madison’s east side (1302 Mendota St., map). Also, applications may be completed online.

We are continuing to operate each of our existing facilities. We have stores and donation centers on Madison’s east and west sides and in Fitchburg, Monona, Fort Atkinson, Platteville, Portage, and Richland Center. We also operate a donation center in Middleton which accepts all permissible items except furniture. Our career center, located at 6291 McKee Road in Fitchburg, provides services to individuals with or without disabilities, free of charge.

Can't visit our newest site any time soon? Take a virtual tour and then head on over to see it in person!

Sun Prairie

 

Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie


Sun Prairie location

 



Low-Income Senior Apartments Available for Rent in Jefferson

Are you 62 years old or older? Are you a one-person household with an annual income of less than $40,750? Are you a two-person household with an annual income of less than $46,550? Are you looking for an apartment to rent? If so, we have two one-bedroom apartments available in our Orchard Hollow apartment building in Jefferson! (1015 Collins Road)

Tenants set aside one-third of their income as rent. A property manager resides in one of the units in order to provide support to tenants so they continue to live independently in the community.

If you are interested, please contact Elena Golden, Director of Residential Services, at 608-246-3140, ext. 141.

Orchard Hollow





Goodwill® Named Disability Nonprofit Brand of the Year

in 2015 Harris Poll Equitrend® Study

Goodwill is Highest Ranked Brand in its Category Based on the 2015 EquiTrend Equity Score

thumbs upGoodwill was named the Disability Nonprofit Brand of the Year as part of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study, an annual brand equity study which was released recently. The study ranked consumer awareness and perception of charitable nonprofit brands based on three factors — familiarity, quality and purchase consideration — that result in a brand equity rating for each brand. The study, which was conducted for the 27th year, surveyed more than 38,000 Americans who assessed brands across 148 categories.

For more than 110 years, Goodwill has helped people navigate the challenges they face when seeking employment, including disabilities, lack of education or work experience, and other factors that make it difficult for them to gain employment and build careers. Goodwill staff members work with people to develop their employment skills, including résumé writing, job interview practice, job search help and other career services.

Barbara Leslie, president and CEO of our Goodwill organization, said, “I’m thrilled that the public is aware of and values the work that the Goodwill network does to provide employment services for people with disabilities. The services we provide help local residents with disabilities or other challenges become more independent, experience the satisfaction of being a valued member of the workforce or start a path toward a brighter future.”

Roughly four out of five people with disabilities nationwide are outside of the labor force. People with disabilities can receive a number of services through Goodwill, including access to assistive technology, soft skills training, occupational therapy, transportation and other accommodations that may be needed to perform their jobs. In addition, Goodwill trains people to work in a variety of high-growth industries outside of Goodwill such as computer programming, construction, financial services, health care and many others.

“At Goodwill, we know firsthand the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and believe that all people, including those with disabilities, need to be integrated into the workforce to make our economy stronger,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International.

Harris Poll EquiTrend is based on a sample of 38,670 U.S. consumers ages 15 and over surveyed online in English between January 8 and February 2, 2015. Of the 1,410 total brands included in this year’s study, each respondent was asked to rate a total of 40 randomly selected brands. Each brand received approximately 1,000 ratings. Data were weighted to be representative of the entire U.S. population of consumers based on age by sex, education, race/ethnicity, region and income; and data from respondents ages 18 and over were also weighted for their propensity to be online. Respondents to this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the survey, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

Read more here.

About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill is one of America’s top 20 most inspiring companies (Forbes, 2014). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job placement programs and other community-based services by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services. To learn more, visit goodwill.org.

About The Harris Poll®
Over the last five decades, Harris Polls have become media staples. With comprehensive experience and precise technique in public opinion polling, along with a proven track record of uncovering consumers’ motivations and behaviors, The Harris Poll has gained strong brand recognition around the world. The Harris Poll offers a diverse portfolio of proprietary client solutions to transform relevant insights into actionable foresight for a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant and consumer packaged goods. To request more information, click here.




Don't Miss Our Weekly Color Tag Sale

Each Friday and Saturday, members of our Rewards customer loyalty program receive 50 percent off on select clothing at each of our neighborhood stores! To learn more about the Rewards program, click here.

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Goodwill® Ambassador Kristian Bush Releases Solo Album

Country music recording artist and Goodwill® ambassador Kristian Bush of Sugarland recently released his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, in the United States. Touted as “the feel good album of the year,” the album contains new songs by Kristian as well as his hit single that helped launch his partnership with Goodwill late last year, “Trailer Hitch” (named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 25 country music songs of 2014). To watch a video of Kristian performing this inspiring song, click here.

If you want to have more time for smiling by giving it away AND change the lives of local residents with disabilities or other challenges, please donate your unwanted clothing, footwear, household items, computer equipment, etc. to Goodwill. (For a list of items we regret we cannot accept as donations, click here.) You can drop your items off at any of our donation centers. Also, our FREE home pickup service is available to residents living within the city limits of Middleton or Sun Prairie. For more information, call 608-246-3150. Some restrictions may apply.

Kristian Bush

 




"Think Before You Donate" Rumors

About Goodwill Are False

rumorSadly, a negative email titled “Think Before You Donate” has re-surfaced. This email contains false and misleading information regarding Goodwill Industries International (GII) and several other nonprofit organizations. The rumors are being spread via email and social media.

At Goodwill, we definitely encourage you to “think before you donate” and to learn as much as you can about the charities you’d like to support. We know that you want to be certain the organization you choose to support uses its revenue for charitable purposes that support a mission you stand behind.

Contrary to the “Think Before You Donate” message, the current Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries International (GII) is Jim Gibbons, not Mark Curran. Curran has never been associated with the Goodwill enterprise.

Additional information about this false and misleading message is available through www.snopes.com.

To learn about GII, click here. Additional information about GII and information about other organizations included in the rumor is available through:

- Charity Navigator (It is the nation's largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate)

- GuideStar (GuideStar is a public charity that gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization)

Thank you for supporting Goodwill. Your purchases, donations, partnerships, and financial contributions really do help us build better communities and help local residents reach their goal of greater self-sufficiency.