Against the backdrop of a growing national debate over the minimum wage and part-time versus full-time workers, Home Depot has begun a huge seasonal hiring surge in preparation for spring.
The nation's largest home improvement retailer said it planned to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal employees, many of whom are part-time, the same day that President Barack Obama was expected to sign an executive order unilaterally increasing to $10.10 the minimum wage the federal government pays contract workers.
"Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service," said Tim Crow, EVP, human resources.
Job seekers can research openings and begin applying now at www.careers.homedepot.com. All applicants must apply online.
Job opportunities are available on a market-by-market basis, based on individual store needs and geographical variance in climate. The company encourages college students, retirees, veterans and reservists to apply.