|GCRC operates a non-profit Thrift Store and Recycling Center.
These businesses serve as a training ground for the employment
services we offer.
The Thrift Store is our retail training ground. Here employees
work under the supervision of a job coach to learn every aspect
of working in a retail business. Employees learn how to operate
a cash register, stock shelves, rotate inventory, price merchandise,
work with customers, and receive inventory. The environment
at the Thrift Store is fun and exciting. Employees are given
opportunities to learn new skills at their own pace, while forming
friendly relationships with the regular customers. Employee
wages are based solely on performance, giving everyone, regardless
of any disability, the opportunity to earn a competitive wage.
The skills learned at GCRC are easily transferable to other
retail businesses such as department stores, clothing stores,
fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and many other types
of retail businesses.
The Recycling Center serves as our Logistics training ground.
At the recycling center employees are trained in all aspects
of shipping and receiving. Employees learn to receive merchandise,
load securement for shipping, operating vertical and horizontal
bailers, working on a sort line, and working with customers.
The environment at the recycling center is fast paced and
energetic. At the recycling center employees pickup donations
and recyclables in the delivery trucks, sort donations and
recyclables, cut rags using rag cutting machines, operate
bailers, and assist customers. It is a great place to work
for those who really want to make a difference in our community
as the recycling center recycles about 40 tons of material
every month. The skills learned at the recycling center are
transferable for working in shipping and receiving department,
of most large retail stores, working at a production/assembly
job such as in a screen print shop or label manufacture, or
working for a shipping company.