Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest (Goodwill) offers a comprehensive employee benefits package designed to attract and retain quality staff.  As of January 1, 2023, the package comprises the following benefits. Benefits and Goodwill’s contributions towards benefits are subject to change.  

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Medical insurance is available for eligible employees who work 30 or more hours a week on a consistent basis on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment; example: If your hire date is February 14th, you will be eligible for medical insurance on May 1st.  Goodwill pays 80% of the employee-only premiums for medical.  Goodwill does not offer medical benefits for legal spouses or registered domestic partners.

Dental and Vision insurance are available for eligible employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week on a consistent basis after 60 days of employment.  The employee is 100% responsible for dental and/or vision insurance premiums.  If employees desire dental and/or vision insurance coverage for spouses, registered domestic partners and/or dependent(s), they have the option of paying the additional expense. 

Open enrollment for Medical, Dental and Vision will be in November/December of each year effective January 1st.

Sick Time

Goodwill grants up to 52 hours of paid sick time annually to regular, full-time employees at a rate of 0.025 hours per hour paid.  Part-time hourly employees earn sick time on a prorated basis. Employees may access any accrued sick time after 90 days of employment.

Vacation Pay

Goodwill grants vacation time annually to regular, full-time employees.  The amount accrued per pay period is based on years of service with Goodwill.  Part-time employees earn vacation on a prorated basis. Employees may access any accrued vacation time after 90 days of employment.   Employees can accrue a maximum of 160 hours of vacation. Employees are strongly encouraged to take a 5-day vacation annually. 

Holiday Pay

Goodwill observes 10 holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth (June 19th), Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and receive up to four (4) personal days annually after 60 days of employment (if hired after October 1st new hires will receive 2 personal days the first year).  Hourly employees required to work the day of an observed holiday will receive an extra day’s pay or another day off within the same workweek with pay (for the holiday up to a maximum of eight hours).  Holiday pay and Personal days are granted on a prorated basis for part-time employees.

Retirement Programs

 Goodwill offers two retirement savings programs: 

401(k) RETIREMENT Plan, Traditional and Roth – The 401(k) plan is open for enrollment twice a year (January & July). It is available for employees after six (6) months of employment. Employees need to be at least 18 to participate in the plan. The Traditional plan is a pre-tax salary deferral, and the Roth plan is an after-tax salary deferral.

Goodwill also provides a contribution to those who participate in the plan.

Scholarship Opportunities

Goodwill supports opportunities for its employees to always be actively learning.  Periodically throughout the year, Goodwill offers opportunities to apply for financial scholarships to be used for furthering education for its employees personal and professional growth and enrichment.

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Goodwill provides company-paid Life and AD&D insurance for all employees who work 30 or more hours on a consistent basis on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.  Hourly employees are eligible for a $10,000 term life and AD&D policy, and salaried employees are eligible for a $20,000 term life and AD&D policy.  Additional supplemental life insurance is available to purchase for yourself and for your spouse if you purchase additional coverage for yourself.  Open enrollment for supplemental life insurance will be in November/December of each year, effective January 1st.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

LTD may be available to employees that work 30 hours or more on a consistent basis. Coverage would take effect on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Leaves of Absence

Goodwill strictly adheres to all local, state, and federal laws, including protected and mandated leaves of absence.  In addition, eligible Goodwill employees may apply for a leave of absence, up to 30 calendar days with the possibility of a 30-day extension.  Employees’ pay during these leaves of absence depends on the type of leave and earned benefits that the employee has accrued.  Some leaves may be unpaid.  Employees are also granted up to three paid bereavement days in the unfortunate event of the death of an immediate family member.  Eligible employees on jury duty will receive regular pay during the course of jury duty.  Please refer to the Human Resources department for details.

Transfer and Advancement Opportunities

Goodwill strongly encourages our employees to grow and be even more successful within the organization.  We encourage an atmosphere of training, succession, and employee advancement.  Opportunities for advancement are posted every Monday for all employees to view.  Employees interested in a job change, advancement, and/or location transfer are strongly encouraged to communicate interest to their supervisor.  An employee must have been performing satisfactorily in order to be considered for advancement or transfer.  Supervisory personnel may recommend employees for consideration as candidates for promotion.

Safety Incentives

Safety is a top priority at Goodwill.  Daily safety huddles are conducted at each retail facility.  In addition, multiple committees composed of employees meet monthly to ensure that we are working as safely as possible.  Goodwill helps to promote safety awareness by rewarding safe employees through various programs and events.

Wage Advances

Employees may request up to two wage advances per year for a bona fide emergency.  The amount of the wage advance requested cannot exceed the net amount of pay already earned during the current pay period.


Goodwill provides free parking facilities for employees at each of its locations. 

Service Recognition

Employees, program participants, and community partners are recognized annually for their achievements and years of service via various awards, recognition, and service pins for years serving Goodwill’s mission.

Direct Deposit Service

Goodwill offers the service of direct payroll deposit into the employee’s bank account, saving a trip to the bank to deposit the check.  This means that employees have access to their earnings on payday mornings.

Store Purchase Discount

All employees are eligible for a 20% discount on most merchandise in all Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest facilities.  The discount is not applicable to New Goods merchandise.

Employee Charge Account

After 30 days of employment, employees may “charge” Goodwill merchandise to a limited charge account.  Payments will be automatically deducted from the employee’s paycheck on payday.

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