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The Home Depot Canada begins spring hiring

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Home Depot Canada is currently hiring 6,300 employees across all 180 locations to support its busiest season — spring.

"Spring gives us the opportunity to find the best associates, who are passionate about customer service," said Bill Lennie, president, Home Depot Canada. "From Vancouver to St. John’s, we are about building meaningful, sustainable careers." 

The Home Depot Canada has 500 career events scheduled across Canada. In addition, the retailer will host its very first National Hiring Day Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at all Home Depot Canada locations. Potential candidates are invited to attend to learn more about available employment opportunities. 

The company is hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, such as sales associates, cashiers, design professionals, department supervisors and night operators. Job opportunities are available on a market-by-market basis and are based on individual store needs.

"The Home Depot Canada lives by its core values, including taking care of its people," said Kim Forgues, VP human resources, communications and sustainability, the Home Depot Canada. "That’s why we continue to invest in our 28,000 associates across the country. We want to ensure our customers continue to receive the value they deserve, while being provided with first class customer service."

The retailer also encourages job seekers to visit the career website at homedepot.ca/jobs to view all current openings and scheduled career events.

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Masco donates in support of veterans

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Masco Corp. and its Foundation have partnered to award more than $1 million in support of its veteran initiative, "America’s Heroes: A Million Thanks."

Among the 50 veteran-focused organizations receiving awards, 11 are based in Michigan, home of the company’s headquarters. The organizations will receive funding to support active military personnel and reservists, post-9/11 veterans, as well as their families.

"Masco values the service and sacrifice of our U.S. veterans, military troops, and their families, and is committed to supporting their successful transition from soldier to civilian status,” said Timothy Wadhams, president and CEO, Masco. “We are especially proud to support the organizations in the communities where we live, work and do business.”

Donations are being made to veterans’ organizations that provide affordable and physically accessible housing; education, job training and employment initiatives; and related military support services (e.g., overseas support packages, benefit procurement, health care, reintegration activities, etc.).

The selected organizations in Michigan include: Accounting Aid Society, American Veterans (AMVETS), Communities of Hope Inc., Michigan Freedom Center, Growing Hope, Michigan Colleges Foundation, Motor City Blight Busters, Piquette Square for Veterans, Sphinx, Volunteers of America and Washtenaw Community College Veterans Center.

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Arun Rajan joins One Kings Lane

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San Francisco-based One Kings Lane, an online destination for the home, has appointed Arun Rajan as chief technology officer. In his new role, Rajan will lead end-to-end technology delivery, data infrastructure and site operations to support the growth and evolution of One Kings Lane. 

Rajan joins alongside chief product officer David Yu, who joined One Kings Lane in mid-2013. 

"As One Kings Lane continues to grow at rapid pace, Arun is the ideal person to lead our technology strategy and help us achieve our vision of becoming the leading lifestyle brand for the home," said Doug Mack, CEO of One Kings Lane. "Arun brings an extensive background in transactional consumer web businesses and his customer-centric approach to technology makes him a perfect fit for our culture built on delivering great experiences to our shoppers every day." 

Previously, Rajan spent more than four years as CTO at Zappos.com, where he led the creation and execution of a technology strategy and roadmap that enabled rapid business growth and scalability.

One Kings Lane “connects daily design inspiration with a fresh collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items,” according to a company release.

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