Home Depot Inc. (HD:US), the largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, plans to add the same number of part-time workers for its busiest sales season as it did in 2013, capitalizing on rising demand for home renovations.
More than 80,000 temporary employees will be hired to prepare for the spring, when Americans traditionally spend more to fix up their homes, Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources for the Atlanta-based chain, said in a telephone interview. That matches the company’s seasonal hires for last year and for 2012, he said.
“Spring is our Christmas,” Crow said. “After a winter like we’re having this year, everyone will be excited to get outdoors.”
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Home Depot’s Spring Hiring Will Match 2013 as Housing Rebounds – Businessweek.