Salvation Army Store Remains Open Despite Staffing Issues

Salvation Army Corps Officer Captain Cappy Moore is wearing many hats these days.

"I'm the Corps Officer, slash the store manager, slash cashier," says Captain Cappy Moore. 

And he's learning as he goes along. 

"I lost my pen," Moore seems to say to no one in particular. 

With recent employee resignations, the Salvation Army thrift store is understaffed.

"If I didn't do this, that's what would happen. We'd have to close the doors and then we wouldn't be open for our customers at all then," says Moore. 

So Moore assumed the managerial position on a temporary basis earlier this week. 

"I just did a credit card sale so that was exciting," says Moore. 

According to Job Service North Dakota, the state unemployment rate in September was just under 2 percent. So Moore has had few applicants for the position.

"This is the season. Everyone's trying to do more hiring to get ready for the oncoming seasonal rush, right? So that makes the pool even smaller," says Moore. 

In addition to filling the store's vacant positions, Moore is also looking for a few good volunteers.

"Our bell ringing will start after Thanksgiving and volunteers signing up for those positions is really helpful because people don't necessarily want to donate to an empty kettle when no one's there," he says. 

Moore's already learned something from his few days working at the store-it's never too early to start recruiting.

The Salvation Army has 8 store positions available. The store is looking for a manager, assistant manager, and six additional employees.

If interested, you can apply online at the Salvation Army website

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