The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) announced that it will hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers this spring, which is the annual peak season for the company.
According to the largest home improvement company worldwide, spring is the busiest hiring and selling period for them; it is similar to the Christmas selling season for other retailers. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) said it is hiring ten thousand more associates compared last year to support the company’s anticipated sales growth.
“Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans. We find some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us,” Tim Crow, executive vice president for Human Resources said.
According to the company, available jobs are part-time to full-time depending on the needs of each store and geographical variance in climate. Interested applicants may apply online on the company’s website.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) recently launched a new tool called Online Military Skills Translator designed to match the skills to positions suitable for returning military and veterans interested in working for the company. The company partnered with the military to conduct job fairs this year. The company is also encouraging technical school, college students, and retirees to apply for a job.
Last year, retailers including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) hired 50,000 workers for the winter holiday season. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) added 20,000 seasonal workers, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) hired additional 80,000 season workers during the Black Friday, while Target Corporation added around 90,000 temporary workers last year during the holidays.
Meanwhile, during the third quarter last year, The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) reported a better-than-expected financial results. The company’s revenue increased by 4.6 percent to 18.1 billion and net income was $947 million or $0.63 per share.
The company’s sales increased during the height of Hurricane Sandy as customers rushed to stores to buy important supplies including batteries, electrical cords, flashlights, generators. The company also believed that the housing market is started to grow during the period.