Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers across the country — a 14 percent increase over last year. In Raleigh, that will work out to about 360 hires.
Spring is peak season for home improvement retailers — kind of like Christmas is for the rest of the retail world. Earlier this year, Lowes Home Improvement, based in Mooresville, said it would hire 45,000 temporary workers for the spring, as well as 9,000 permanent part-time employees.
Last year, Atlanta-based Home Depot hired 70,000 seasonal workers. About half of those ended up with permanent positions in the company.
“We find some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us," Tim Crow, the company's vice president of Human Resources said in a statement.
Home Depot is one of several retails that has made a commitment to hiring military veterans and will be holding military career fairs throughout the year. It recently launched an Online Military Skills Translator that helps match an applicant's military skills with positions in the company that might offer the best fit. Both the skills translator and 2013 events calendar can be found at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.
Jobs are part-time to full-time and are available. Job seekers can begin applying online now at http://www.careers.homedepot.com/.