Home Depot (HD) is looking to hire more than 100,000 workers as it ramps up its workforce ahead of its busy spring shopping season.
“In today’s climate, jobseekers are shopping for the best opportunity,” Eric Schelling, vice president of global talent acquisition at Home Depot, said in a statement. “At The Home Depot, they’ll find a company that offers much more than a job and a paycheck.”
In previous years, Home Depot has aimed to hire 80,000 workers to meet its spring hiring goals as springtime home improvement projects start to take off. To thwart the tightening labor market, the chain has increased its target as part of an effort to achieve the recruitment effort.
“The consumer demand continues to spike, and we want to ensure that we have associates to meet customers’ needs in our aisles,” Schelling told Business Insider.
The home improvement retailer is hiring for full and part-time positions, including customer service, sales, store support, freight, merchandising, and warehouse associates.
Home Depot offers a range of employee benefits, including tuition reimbursement, company performance-based cash bonus program, paid family leave, back-up dependent care, 401(k) with company match, and a company stock program.
Job seekers can apply at careers.homedepot.com at a location that is convenient to them. Applicants could receive an offer within one day of applying – a process which previously took five days to hear back, according to Bloomberg.
“We know that the same things that are important to our consumers are important to job seekers — speed, simplicity, and controlling the experience to fit their schedule,” Schelling told Bloomberg in an email about the expedited hiring process.
To accelerate the hiring of workers, Home Depot is also holding a Virtual Spring Career Day event on Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants can register online for the event.
As of Tuesday at 12:27 p.m. ET, shares of Home Depot were trading at $365.87, down $1.11 or 0.30%.
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