With unemployment historically low, Home Depot expects many of the hires to be first-time jobseekers and retirees looking for a second career.
Home Depot has 2,291 retail stores in North America, the lion’s share of them in the United States. The company employs more than 400,000 people.
Many of the new positions will be in the Home Depot garden center. The company is also hiring for merchandising, customer service, warehouse positions and “overnight freight” — that is, moving merchandise when the stores are closed.
The jobs include both full- and part-time work. Many hired for the season likely will stay with the company afterward, according to Tim Hourigan, an executive vice president. “More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates,” he said.
The Home Depot
Annual revenues: $108.2 billion
Source: The Home Depot