Published: Sep 07, 2010 1:47 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 07, 2010 10:47 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Goodwill is getting ready to open two new stores and needs 24 part-time employees to staff them. A job fair Wednesday is the place to apply.

The job fair will be at the Career and Service Center in Fort Myers (4150 Ford Street Extension) on from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Available positions will include cashiers, sales associates, and merchandise processors.

Applicants for all positions are advised to bring a recent resume, references, and any other materials necessary to display their qualifications. Applicants should be prepared to fill out a paper job application and speak with an interviewer for approximately 20 minutes. They may also be required to complete a short questionnaire. Some candidates may also be scheduled for a follow up interview.

"We're looking for employees that can provide an amazing customer experience to our shoppers and donors," says Jennifer Swift, Goodwill's senior director of retail operations and e-commerce. "Our ideal employee believes in Goodwill's mission, has a strong work ethic and a friendly, helpful demeanor; and has the skills to work in a constantly changing environment."

Goodwill's new Retail & Donation Centers will include a large store at Arbor Towne Square, near the intersection of Treeline Ave. and Colonial Blvd. Goodwill also seeks employees for a new bookstore/donation center on McGregor Ave. in South Fort Myers.