The Home Depot Preps for Spring with 80,000 New Hires

Associates equipped with latest mobile technology

Feb 10, 2015, 07:00 ET from The Home Depot

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has begun filling more than 80,000 positions as it prepares for spring, the company's busiest selling season.  

The company is now recruiting for positions both in its stores and distribution facilities, as the warm season approaches and customers begin to spruce up their lawns and tackle new home improvement projects. From sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment, opportunities available include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions.

"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," said Tim Crow, executive vice president—Human Resources.

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.

Applications must be submitted online at www.careers.homedepot.com.  

This spring, the company is equipping its associates with the next generation of its in-store mobile technology, called the FIRST Phone. The company deployed approximately forty thousand new web-enabled devices to help stores expedite checkout through "line-busting", conduct mobile check-out in outside garden, and give associates a simple customer service tool for locating products, checking inventory on hand, or simply explaining product features.

Digital Newsroom
For major market hiring numbers, interview tips or a closer look at the new FIRST Phone, visit The Home Depot's digital newsroom at http://builtfromscratch.homedepot.com

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,269 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 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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