Home Depot sent us the following press release about their hiring initiatives for the spring season — this year the plan is to hire 10,000 more employees than the company hired in 2012.
Home Depot is also circulating the following bullet points:
- Over half of the 2012 seasonal associates went on to permanent positions at The Home Depot.
- More than 35,000 veterans and servicemembers work at The Home Depot out of a total workforce of about 330,000 (approximately 10.6 percent of the labor force at The Home Depot is veterans compared to approximately 7.7 percent in the total labor force.)
- Through The Home Depot Foundation, the company is committing $50 million over the next three years to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.
For more details, read on, and for more veteran job opportunities, we encourage you to check out the job search section in the Military.com Veteran Jobs Center.
Press Release: The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Busy Spring Season
ATLANTA, 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 at www.careers.homedepot.com/.
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 outdoor living.