The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD), the largest home improvement retailer worldwide announced that it is now hiring workers in preparation for its busiest selling season. The company said it will hire more than 80,000 workers for the spring.
Tim Crow, executive vice president of Human Resources at The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) said, “Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service.”
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The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) said the available positions vary depending on the needs of its stores the United States and in its stores located in District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mexico, and in ten provinces in Canada.
Individuals interested who want to apply for a job at the home improvement retailer will be able to find a list of open positions at www.careers.homedepot.com. The company advised job seekers to apply online.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) is encouraging college students, retirees, veterans, and reservists to apply.
The company recently opened its new direct fulfillment center (DFC) in Locust Grove, Ga. This is the one of the three DFCs that will be opened across the United States over the next two years, which is expected to add 1,000 jobs to its supply chain.
Continuing improvement in housing market
Frank Blake, chairman and chief executive officer of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) stated that the housing market continues to improve based on the solid operational performance and earnings results of the company during the third quarter last year.
The home improvement retailer posted $1.4 billion net income or $0.95 earnings per diluted share compared with its $947 million net income or $0.63 earnings per share in the third quarter of 2012.
Home Depot earnings guidance
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) projected that its full year 2013 diluted earnings per share will increase 24% to $3.72. The company expected its sales to increase 5% and comparable store sales by 7% for the year. It is scheduled to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 on February 25.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has 2,263 retail stores. In 2012, the company posted $74.8 billion sales and $4.5 billion earnings. It has more than 300,000 associates.