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Lowe’s, Home Depot Hiring Thousands for Spring Season – Career Advice for Students & Grads on FINS.com

Two big home improvement chains are furiously hiring now to meet demand during spring, their busiest season. The jobs are temporary, but the companies say that the positions are often a foot in the door toward a full-time job for those who see retailing as a potential profession.

“Seasonal employment is often a path to permanent employment for those considering home improvement retail as a career,” said Lowe’s spokeswoman Karen Cobb. “It affords a person the opportunity to showcase their dedication and commitment during the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry.”

At Home Depot, about half of the seasonal hires in 2011 stayed on in permanent positions, said Tim Hourigan, Home Depot’s vice president of human resources. “They started in hourly positions and were successful in staying on board,” he said…

via Lowe’s, Home Depot Hiring Thousands for Spring Season – Career Advice for Students & Grads on FINS.com.

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