The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Busy Spring Season
The Home Depot® encourages veterans to apply for positions
February 06, 2013
February 6, 2013 -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest
home improvement retailer, has begun filling more than 80,000 seasonal
positions to assist customers during the company’s busiest selling season. As
both the company’s busiest hiring and selling period, spring serves as The Home
Depot’s annual peak season, similar to the Christmas selling season for many retailers.
This year, The Home Depot is hiring ten thousand more spring associates than it
did last year to support anticipated sales growth in the spring.
“Spring is always a special season for us, when we
can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of
Americans,” said Tim Crow, executive vice president—Human Resources. “We find
some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built
long, meaningful careers with us.”
Job opportunities range from part-time to full-time
and are available on a market-by-market basis based on individual store needs
and geographical variance in climate. Job seekers can begin applying online now
For those returning military and veterans who are interested
in a position, The Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills
Translator, a new tool designed to help translate and match an applicant's unique
military skills with positions that might offer the best fit. The Home Depot
has also partnered with military focused career fairs and will be participating
in events throughout 2013. Both the skills translator and 2013 events calendar
can be found at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.
Technical school and college students, as well as
retirees, are encouraged to apply.
The Home Depot will also usher in the season with door-buster
prices on some of the most popular, innovative spring products from exclusive
and national brands in lawn and garden, outdoor power, cleaning, grills and
About The Home Depot
Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,253
retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2011, The
Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The Company
employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial
average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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