The company recently broke ground on a 1.1.-million-square-foot “fulfillment center” warehouse in McDonough for online orders. The facility will add 250 jobs.
And last October, Home Depot opened a contact center in Kennesaw that supports the retailer’s online business through sales support and customer service via email and online chat. The $24 million facility is expected to net 700 jobs by 2015.
Overall, the Atlanta-based retailer expects to hire 80,000 seasonal workers nationally this year, 10,000 more jobs than in 2012.
The beefed up presence in Atlanta comes as the company’s online orders have jump as more consumers use the Internet to either make purchases or to browse the company’s catalog and then head to locations for in-store purchases.
A typical Home Depot store, for example, has 35,000 SKUs — the code retailers use to identify a product — while the company’s website has up to 600,000 SKUs, Holmes said.
Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, anticipates consumers will buy more this year as the economy slowly improves, especially in the hard-hit housing industry, which has shown signs of a more consistent recovery in the last few months.
Home Depot has 60 stores in metro Atlanta and 90 stores across the state. About 20,000 Georgians are employed by the company.
Job seekers can apply at http://www.careers.homedepot.com.