Home Improvement Stores Bump Seasonal Hiring Goals

Spring is near. And for Home Depot, that means it’s time for another hiring spree. The Atlanta-based home improvement giant said Tuesday it will hire 80,000 part-time associates across its 1,988 US stores in preparation for its busiest season of the year. Home Depot will primarily add part-time roles for its garden center, but also hire for overnight freight, merchandising and other customer service roles across store departments, as well as warehouse associates for its distribution centers.

Home Depot said it’s looking to hire from all stages of life — from students to parents to retirees looking for second careers. The retailer’s 80,000-person hiring goal system-wide is the same as previous springs.

Home Depot’s primary competitor, Lowe’s Companies Inc., said last month it plans to add at least 53,000 people ahead of the spring season across its more than 1,700 US stores. Lowe’s aims to hire more than 650 associates in the Atlanta area stores.

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