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FLINT, MI – The Salvation Army of Genesee County is in the process of hiring bell ringers for the upcoming 2020 Red Kettle Campaign that will begin the week of November 9th.
Applications will be taken October 30th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Citadel Corps located at 211 W. Kearsley St. in downtown Flint, corner of Beach Street and Kearsley Street.
Major Kathy Hellstrom said that she expects each location to hire 40 more workers. “It’s not an easy job because of the outdoor environment. Due to COVID, safety precautions will be implemented. The position will pay $9.65 an hour, but there may be some bonuses for job performance.”
To apply for a bell ringer position, Candidates must be at least 18 years old and will be required to present a valid driver’s license or state ID, Social Security card and a schedule of availability.
“We operate around 50 kettles in the county and they’re open, in some cases, 10:00 to 8:00, 10 hours a day, six days a week, so we’ve got thousands of hours of time. We also need volunteers as well, but we can’t find enough people ready to volunteer, so that’s where these folks come in,” Major Kathy stated.
The Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing season kicks off on Friday, Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 24, 2020. Workers ring bells every day except Sundays and on Thanksgiving Day.
“A lot of the folks we end up hiring lack some of the job history and basic job skills, so we give them an opportunity to work on those skills and to gain work employment and get better. Those folks have an opportunity to market themselves.” Major Kathy added.
The total application time will be approximately 60 minutes.