Pre-Employment Application

Tailoring and Alterations
Hartford, CT  06114


Best Cleaners is seeking an enthusiastic Seamstress / Tailor to join our close-knit organization. We provide a variety of exceptional garment-based services including dry cleaning and tailoring.

Seamstresses and Tailors play an important part in providing our customers a valuable service that helps make us successful. You will provide garment fittings, quality sewing repairs, alterations and tailoring to our customers in our retail locations.
 
The ideal Seamstress / Tailor is proficient in their craft, has an outgoing professional demeanor, and a high attention to detail. This is an excellent opportunity to begin your career with our collaborative team.
 
For full-time Seamstresses and Tailors, we offer:

  • Starting compensation of $10.75-$13 an hour based on experience
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Vacation and holidays
  • 50% off any dry cleaning at our facilities
For nearly 60 years, Best Cleaners has been the premier provider of dry cleaning services to the Greater Hartford area. Whether it’s tailoring, bridal gown preservation, or our environmentally-friendly GreenEarth dry cleaning services, we pride ourselves in giving our customers an outstanding experience. With 11 locations, we are an active member of the community. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.bestcleaners.com.

Duties and Responsibilities for Seamstress / Tailor Include:

  • Provide superior friendly service to our customers
  • Project a positive attitude; Smile and use welcoming body language
  • Provide quality sewing, repairs, alterations, tailoring and fittings
  • Price repair jobs and generate repair tickets
  • Monitor and order tailoring supplies
  • Hand iron garments as needed in the sewing process
  • Any additional tasks assigned by the Tailoring Coordinator, Plant Manager or upper management
Requirements for Seamstress / Tailor Include:
  • Experienced in the craft of sewing, alterations, repairs, tailoring, and fittings
  • Flexible schedule with Saturday availability
  • Excellent communication skills and a “customer first” mindset
  • Able to complete work by deadlines
  • This job may entail hot indoor air temperatures, noisy conditions, standing for long periods of time and lifting customer garments and supplies

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Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Title:
Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

Education:
High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

How many years experience do you have in tailoring, alterations, and repairs?
0 - 1
2 - 3
4 - 6
7+

Are you seeking part-time or full-time work?
Part-time
Full-time

Do you have availability to work Saturdays?
Yes
No

Please outline your work availability here, including any days and times that you are unavailable (including Saturdays and Sundays). Please be as specific as possible:

Please check all of the following with which you have professional experience.
Fittings
Hemming pants and skirts / dresses
Installing zippers
General repairs seams rips etc

Please check all of the following with which you have professional experience.
Shortening of shirt / blouse sleeves
Shortening of jacket sleeves
Waist alterations

Please check all of the following with which you have professional experience.
Hand sewing
Commercial straight stitch machine
Blind stitch machine
Serger

Which of the following sentences best describes your preferred work habits and environment?
I like to have a clearly defined set of duties that I execute regularly
I like to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
I thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are alike
I like to have a mixture of regular duties and long term projects

How you describe your proficiency with computers?
None
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced / expert

Please describe what your view of superb customer service means.

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


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