Careers at Goodwill

At Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, we’re all about empowering people through the power of work. That’s what makes working at Goodwill so good. If you’re someone who is dependable, brings a sense of urgency, is customer-service focused, and has compassion for others, we may be the right fit.

With more than a dozen retail stores and donation centers, we are always looking for good people to work as managers, sales associates, material handlers, donation attendants, processors, job coaches and more. We provide excellent benefits for full-time staff and opportunities to advance within our organization.

All of our current job openings are posted online. Applications are accepted only online and all applications are automatically submitted to the hiring manager for review.

Not all applicants are selected for interviews for various reasons such as incomplete applications, number of applicants relative to the current positions open and whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications. If you are selected for an interview, our team will contact you for an appointment. Please do not call our office to inquire about your application. If you’re a good fit for a current opening, we will contact you. All applications stay on file for 90 days. If you don’t hear from us right away, you may later, so please keep your contact information current in our system.

If you need assistance in applying, we can help. Contact our Career Services Center at 217-789-0400 and we’ll gladly schedule an appointment. If you don’t have access to a computer, try accessing one at your local library or employment security office.

Land of Lincoln Goodwill is a Drug Free Workplace/Equal Opportunity Employer

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries (LLGI) has a long history of supporting those with unique needs and disabilities. Our priority is to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion remains prevalent within our organization and our workforce. We encourage you to check this page regularly as we update our work and activities embracing diversity at LLGI.


Land of Lincoln Goodwill has established a variety of employee benefit programs designed to assist employee and eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness and disability, and helps them plan for retirement. The following is only a summary of available benefits. Specific details are included in each plan’s official documents.

Job Opportunities

All of our current job openings are posted online here. Log on to see all current openings, locations and job descriptions. Applications are accepted only online and all applications are automatically submitted to the hiring manager for review.

External Applicants
See Job Openings

Current Employee Applicants
See Job Openings

Employment FAQ

How do I learn about current job openings?2020-02-19T15:13:39-06:00

Goodwill lists all of our current openings via links on our Careers page. Please do not send a resume or cover letter to the Human Resources Department.

Can I apply for more than one position?2020-02-19T15:05:04-06:00

You may apply for as many positions as you would like. Once you have established a profile and completed the application, you need only to log in and attach your application to the position of interest.

Is there a minimum age to apply for jobs?2020-02-19T15:04:45-06:00

Candidates for our Retail division must be 16 years or older. For all other divisions, or at worksites with power driven equipment, candidates must be at least 18 years old.

I would like to submit my resume. Where can I send it?2020-02-19T15:04:30-06:00

We encourage candidates to upload their resume with their online application. Resumes will not be accepted in place of the completed application.

Do I have to apply for a specific position?2020-02-19T15:03:44-06:00

Yes, we do require that you apply for a specific, posted position.

What if I submit a resume listing “open” or “any” with regard to positions?2020-02-19T15:03:26-06:00

While we are pleased that you are interested in potential job opportunities with Goodwill, we do require that you apply online for a specific, posted position.

What if I do not have an email account?2020-02-19T15:03:13-06:00

You must have an email address in order to set up the login information to apply for jobs. You can choose any email carrier to set up an email address easily (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).

I am having trouble applying online. What do “validation errors” mean?2020-02-19T15:02:49-06:00

Your profile page establishes your account and must be complete before you can begin the application. Blanks with a red asterisk (*) next to them must be typed in for the page to be accepted. If the profile page will not submit, scroll to the top of the page. The missing information will be displayed in bold red letters.

I forgot my username and password. How do I reactivate my application?2020-02-19T15:02:33-06:00

If you have entered an email address, you can request your password by selecting, “Can’t remember your password?” Click there, it will email you your password. If you did not enter an email when you initially created your profile, you will need to create a new account.

I have finished the online application. How do I know that my application was received?2020-02-19T15:02:18-06:00

You will receive a confirmation message once you have submitted the application.

I completed an application. When can I expect a call?2020-02-19T15:01:52-06:00

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications received by Goodwill, we cannot respond individually to everyone. Candidates should receive a confirmation response notifying them that their application has been received. Select candidates will be contacted within two to three weeks to discuss interview possibilities.

Does Goodwill offer a benefits package?2020-02-19T15:01:36-06:00

Most full-time employees are eligible for benefits. Goodwill offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of our employees.

Go to Top