Warehouse Worker

Our client, is a non-profit that furnishes homes for the formerly homeless, victims of domestic violence, the disabled, and other populations in need. We pick up furniture donations, bring it to our warehouse where clients handpick a furnishing package, and deliver the furniture to their new home. We are seeking a warehouse worker who will assist us with moving furniture who is eager to learn and would like to grow with our organization. Consistent Attendance is a requirement. *Must be authorized to work in the United States and have the ability to receive direct deposits. *Most roles require bi-weekly COVID testing, daily COVID pre-work screenings questions, or partial COVID vaccinations. Once hired, all Purpose Workforce Solutions employees are required to complete weekly employee Persistence Trainings that occur virtually on Saturdays for 12 months.

Job Description

Responsibilities and Duties

Furniture Pickups:

  • Riding in our box truck to pick up furniture from scheduled appointments. This requires going inside of homes, lifting
  • and removing furniture and other household items, and loading them onto our truck. This may require disassembling
  • items and moving them up and down stairs and/or elevators.
  • Furniture Deliveries:
  • Riding in our box truck to deliver furniture to clients. Deliver and set-up furniture inside client homes, as
  • required/requested within committed time frames including but not limited to bed frames, mattresses, box springs,
  • dressers, tables, chairs, sofas, etc. Assist driver with directions and contacting clients.

Warehouse Moving:

  • We have a warehouse full of furniture and inventory needs to be constantly moving in and out. This requires unloading
  • furniture from our truck at the loading dock, moving it into the freight elevator into our warehouse/showroom, and
  • storing furniture in it appropriate place while avoiding damages.


Work independently or in a team environment towards a common goal. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Needs to be a strong, able-bodied person who can easily lift and move furniture and other heavy items.
  • Strong social skills and great customer service.
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 LBS.
  • Needs to be on time, reliable, and excited to work hard to serve the community.
  • Needs to be a proactive problem solver who can work with both donors and clients to find the most efficient, time
  • saving solutions.
  • Previous work experience in the moving industry is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid current driver’s license is required. A driver’s background test will be conducted.


Monday-Friday. Hours change on a daily basis based on the pickup and delivery schedules, but it is standard hours are 8:00am-5pm. It is not uncommon, however, to have days that start earlier or end later. Moving furniture is an unpredictable business given traffic, weather conditions, and variations in the homes we pickup from.

Pay Rate:

  • Must have the ability to receive direct deposit
  • The hourly rate starts at $16.00.  

About Purpose Workforce Solutions

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  • Location

    Chicago , IL

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  • Shift

    1st, (some weekends)

  • Contact Phone

    (312) 549-8360 x109

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