“Most stores expect to hire between 40 to 50 seasonal associates each, but the number varies according to the individual store’s needs,” said company spokeswoman Katherine Ellison. The jobs will include both part-time and full-time positions.
Home Depot has retail stores in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Douglasville, Newnan and Hiram in the West Georgia region.
All Home Depot applications must be made online at www.careers.homedepot.com, and job seekers can apply now.
“If you don’t have access to a computer, you can go to any Home Depot store and they will provide a computer for your application,” Ellison said.
“It’s great to hear about additional jobs in retail and home related products,” said Carroll County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Daniel Jackson. “Hopefully, this reflects an economy that is picking up steam and continuing to grow.”
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said spring is its busiest selling and hiring season, similar to the winter holiday season for other retailers.
This year, Home Depot is hiring 10,000 more spring workers than it did last year to support anticipated sales growth.
“Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans,” said Tim Crow, Home Depot executive vice president of human resources. “We find some of our best associates during our peak season and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us.”
He said technical school and college students, as well as retirees, are encouraged to apply for the jobs.
For returning military personnel and veterans, Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator, a tool designed to help translate and match an applicant’s military skills with available positions. Home Depot has also partnered with military focused career fairs. Both the skills translator and 2013 events calendar can be found online at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.
Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
In fiscal 2011, Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The company has more than 300,000 employees.