Home Depot just made an announcement that 80,000 permanent part-time jobs are opening, as well as additional seasonal workers prior to the busiest time of the year for home improvement stores. While spring has not yet arrived, the company anticipates a significant jump in store traffic.
According to a company spokesperson, the increased traffic will be from a combination of warmer weather but also homeowners vying to start new outdoor but also indoor projects. As part of the mass hiring, Home Depot needs cashiers, sales associates, and individuals who can fill orders that come in online.
Although anyone is welcomed to apply for one of the 80,000 jobs, Home Depot stressed that for students and people who have retired, this is an excellent opportunity to make extra money. The spokesperson also pointed out that veterans transitioning back to normal civilian life would also be perfect candidates.
Although openings are for part-time workers, there is a possibility that the hours worked could be used toward securing benefits, if any of the temporary employees turn into full-time workers. As far as location, this will vary according to store location but also the experience that each person offers. However, the company spokesperson confirmed that wages will be both minimum and above average for the retail sector.
While the majority of jobs will focus on the East and West Coast, as well as the Great Lakes region, hiring is taking place throughout the United States. For example, 2,200 people will be hired to work in 20 stores located in New York while 1,500 people will be added to the 1,500 stores in San Francisco.
Just last month, Home Depot’s rival, Lowe’s, said that 30,000 people will be hired for the spring season, with workers being given 20 hours or more a week. In the past, Home Depot has received over one million applications for the spring season so individuals interested in working need to provide all required information in order to be considered.