Home Depot launches annual hunt for 80,000 employees

February 11, 2020, 3:53 PM UTC
TOTOWA, NJ, UNITED STATES - 2018/08/05: Home Depot store in Totowa, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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As people emerge from their self-imposed winter hiatus, things get real busy at home improvement stores. And The Home Depot is gearing up to meet that rush.

The retailer has kicked off its annual hunt for 80,000 seasonal workers. The positions are a mix of full- and part-time jobs. (The company launches a hiring blitz annually around this time of year.)

Spring at Home Depot is akin to the holidays at UPS. Stores are packed as people who have been cramped inside their homes all winter look for an excuse to get outside, generally lawn care, landscaping and projects.

Indeed, most of the part-time positions will be staffed to the chain’s garden centers. To apply for the jobs, either go to the Home Depot careers website or text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 for a link to apply locally.

While many of the jobs are seasonal, the company notes that it’s the surest path to a permanent position at Home Depot.

“More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates, which is a testament to our commitment to growing the careers of our people,” said Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources.

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