Home improvement giant The Home Depot announced on Tuesday, February 10th that the company was planning to hire more than 80,000 additional employees for the busy spring cleaning and home repair and upgrade season.
The retailer is looking to fill positions both in its stores and distribution facilities in its busiest time of the year. Employment opportunities available include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions ranging from sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment.
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Industry leader The Home Depot operates 2,269 retail stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The firm reported sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion in 2014. The firm has over 300,000 hard working employees worldwide.
More information on Home Depot’s spring hiring
“Spring is a great time to join The Home Depot, where you can work alongside a fun, energetic team that’s passionate about the latest home improvement innovations and great customer service,” noted Tim Crow, executive vice president of Human Resources.
The company’s press release touted the many benefits of working for Home Depot. “From retirees and college students looking for extra income to veterans easing back into civilian life, The Home Depot offers more than a short-term opportunity. Time accrued during seasonal assignments applies to eligibility for benefits provided to permanent hourly associates, such as the company’s “Success Sharing” profit-sharing program, 401k match and tuition assistance, if a seasonal associate transitions to a permanent position.”
The retailer’s statement Tuesday also noted all applications must be submitted online at www.careers.homedepot.com.
FIRST Phone mobile sales technology
The Home Depot PR also highlighted that the firm is equipping its associates with the next generation of its FIRST phone in-store mobile technology. management has distributed over 40,000 new web-enabled devices to expedite checkout through “line-busting”, to conduct mobile check-out in outside garden, and provide employees with an easy-to-use tool for locating products, checking inventory or explaining product features.