Exciting News! Lowe’s Distribution Center now offering Part-Time Work (25 hours per week).

LOWE’s is looking to hire people with disabilities full and part-time time at their distribution center in Plainfield CT.  Full-time hours of work are Mon.-Thurs. 6:30am-5pm.  Part-time hours are Mon.-Thurs. 6:30am-12:00 pm.  There also may be opportunities to move to an afternoon shift and work until 5:00pm.  Individuals must provide their own transportation to and from the job.  There are no buses available in this area. All applicants need to be able to handle heavy lifting, standing long periods of time, pass a drug test and criminal background check. Even old convictions count against them and will disqualify them.
Lowe’s is offering  a new training class beginning 1/11/2011.  There is scheduled walk-through on 12/16 at 2pm at the Lowe’s Distribution Center for those interested in attending. The training program provides people with disabilities help to learn the job before becoming a Lowe’s employee. The training program includes a 90 day probationary period where people with disabilities will be provided hands-on training by a job coach from Quinebaug Valley ARC.  The first 45 days the person will be on The Arc payroll and be paid $9.00. If they do well during this time period, they will then do 45 days trial period as a Lowe’s employee being paid $12.50. As long as they are doing well and making production levels by the end of the 90 days, they will become a Lowe’s employee. A job coach from The Arc will be on-site the entire shift. The employees are required to perform the essential functions of the position themselves. The job coach will provide extra support to learn their positions, stay on task, and handle social skills training.
For more information please contact:
Megan Beyers
Administrator of Employment Services
The Arc of Quinebaug Valley
687 Cook Hill Road
Danielson, CT 06239
(860)774-2827 ext. 115