Home Depot to Hire 60,000 Seasonal Workers

Home DepotHome Depot Inc. (HD) will hire more than 60,000 seasonal workers to help with its busy spring season.

The world's biggest home improvement retailer says it will fill the positions before its second annual Spring Black Friday promotion.

"Spring is our Christmas and traffic is at its highest during this season," Craig Menear, executive vice president for merchandising, said in a statement Tuesday.

The workers, who will be hired and trained in February and March, will be in every market. Home Depot currently has more than 300,000 employees.

The Atlanta company said it will also add some permanent part-time and full-time jobs this year, but did not specify how many.


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martinsportraits

Some Seasonal Part time work.....LMAO ..........Wow ...what a story , These journalists on the Wall St. Payroll are getting real desperate!!!!!!!!!!

February 15 2011 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
donut999

just a piece of news that has to be reported. suspect they fill find some takers
from the maxxed out 99 weekers and unemployed independent contractors who are not
eligible for benefits. they will not be getting many applications from the unemployed that are receiving a check unless pay is $12+ and hour. why work when staying home nets the same result?

February 15 2011 at 2:35 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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wfreeberg

You are right, many would rather sit on their fat _sses and get their Welfare check that work for small pay. That's oner of the reason America is falling behind. There is no pride in the work we do and other countries are passing us up in performance, production, and quality.

February 15 2011 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
buckshot0477

Home Depots announcement is better than nothing but it is a symptom of what globalization has done to American workers. It may not be a global race to the bottom because foreign workers wages are rising and so is demand for some U.S made products and services because foreign workers have more money to spend but the effect on U.S workers has been to lower the U.S. standard of living substantially. Under Reagan, the first benefit, defined pensions were replaced with 401 K’s that had minimum employer participation. Now under Obama, the other major benefit, employer based healthcare is under attack. The degradation of these two major benefits has lowered the standard of living for most Americans. Many once complained that illegal immigrants or undocumented workers would gather in parking lots waiting for contractors in pick-up trucks to drive by and hire them for the day, week or season. Now it seems we Americans are waiting in parking lots waiting for major U.S. employers to hire us for the peak selling (growing) seasons.

February 15 2011 at 1:41 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Frank

It's nice they are hiring 60,000 seasonal/temo workers and I 'm sure many people will be happy to get a paycheck even if it's only for a few months. I wonder how many people they normally hire for the busy season??? This country, however, needs full time jobs with benefits/pensions/401K's.

February 15 2011 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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bohemianacres

You're right. However, I am not holding my breath for the local Home Depot to provide such full time jobs, as well as other major businesses in the area. I go to Home Depot about 10 times a year. To be friendly I memorize faces and first names. I have yet to be helped by the same clerk or the same check out person or the same customer service person in the last few years. And I don't see the previous employee either. The turnover is just what would be expected on a business wanting to keep employee wages down at the minimum and parttime.

February 15 2011 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johnskii

Pop the champangne bottles! The economy is getting better! 60,000 SEASONAL workers are being hired by Home Depot! YOO HOO!!!

February 15 2011 at 12:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
gene

Home Depot is still a good company to work for. I started in 1982 and still work for Home Depot. And yes Bob was filling his pocket with your money. Thank God he is gone. I e-mail him all the time and told him he taking the company the wrong way. Plus Bob you need to be fired. Now Home Depot is going in the right direction now. It will take a little time. We are going after the customers with customers service in my store. We had a customer complain about customer service that ever association ask him if we can help you find anything. I like those customer complains. And yes Home Depot is a good company to work for. Aloha

February 15 2011 at 12:13 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jhrochesterny

I work at HD and we do not hire illegals, everyone goes thru an extensive background check, drug screen, as well as training even if they are there 12 weeks. Some of them are asked to stay on at the end of that period, depending on factors such as showing up for work as scheduled, doing work as assigned, and overall "fit" with the departments they work in. Our training is far better than Lowes, they get our ex employees, just ask some of them. And if you do your work as expected, you can be resonably sure you will have a decent career with benefits too. If someone didnt get hired theres a good reason for it.

February 15 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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supermat1

Misleading headline. Liberal AOL is trynig to make us feel good. Didn't work for me. Obama is still lame.

February 15 2011 at 11:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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donut999

nothing misleading about it. it is an associated press story, not an
aol story. check all the primary web sites and you will see it there,
too. not a defender of aol, but, silly attacks are not productive.

February 15 2011 at 2:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Conforte

What great news! I'll be able to get a job for 12 weeks that will let me earn almost as much as I'm taking homw from my unempolyment benefits. Life is good.

February 15 2011 at 11:41 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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wfreeberg

It's a job, much better than welfare/Unemployment checks. Who knows, if you are good they will keep you on. You just have to prove your value.

February 15 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
bohemianacres

They are not called seasonal for nothing. There is a time limit. Period.

February 15 2011 at 6:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
manicdrummer@mail.com

How many of those seasonal workers will be Americans and not illegal immigrants?

February 15 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply