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Lowe’s to hire 25,000 for spring

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Ahead of the busy spring season, Lowe’s is planning to hire approximately 25,000 seasonal employees to fill the ranks of cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders and stockers.

"Warmer temperatures stir homeowners to get started on projects they’ve planned during winter and they are often challenged when choosing the right products and solutions for their homes," said Scott Purvis, VP human resources, operations. "As Spring arrives, our stores are stocked with popular new tools, lawn and garden, paint and patio products. We want our stores staffed with knowledgeable employees who provide exceptional service and make shopping and selection easier for our customers."

Hiring and training will begin in regions of the country that are beginning to warm, such as Florida, South Texas, Arizona and Southern California.

According to the company, seasonal employees could work 20 or more hours per week, though this number will vary depending on the needs of individual stores.

Additionally, the length of the seasonal term will vary, though spring and summer months are typically the busiest.

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D.SZWAJKOWSKI says:
Feb-20-2014 07:44 pm

This is just another BIG
This is just another BIG farce and is fake...I applied to Lowes about 20 times for 3 different positions in my area. I just got computer rejection e-mails. Had one interview with the Lowes Mererrville, Indiana stor for full time lumber. Said would let me know at end of week. They never called. I have over 20 years experience as a Retail Market Sales Representative and called on Lowes / Home depot stores. Know how to order and merchandise with-in both stores. And still cannot get hired. Been out of work for 15 months now also. They just collect applications as the way I see it - and both companies look good saying we are hiring in the thousands also.........I applied for seasonal; part-time; full-time.

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The National Hardware Show announced that Black + Decker will return to the May 6-8 event in Las Vegas as an exhibitor.

The iconic tool and home improvement brand is coming off a recent brand identity redesign.

"Black + Decker’s presence will enhance the show for many of our buyers, attracting new buyers and industry professionals who will come to see what the new look and feel will mean for them," said Richard Russo, VP of the National Hardware Show.

Black + Decker’s Frank DeSantis, director of brand marketing, described his company as deeply entrenched in and around the home. The company chose to participate in the show this year to showcase the new Black + Decker brand.

So far, the National Hardware Show has more than 98% of its available floor space sold. "We have a fantastic representation of manufacturers across all the categories — ranging from companies that are new to the industry to the large bellwether brands, like Black + Decker," said Russo. 

 

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Wayne, N.J.-based GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will brush shoulders with the team from "Duck Dynasty," sort of.

The company’s national television commercial will air on the show Wednesday night. It will spotlight GAF Master Elite Contractors, as well as GAF Premier Roofing Dealers and Pro-Grade Master Distributors during the February 19th episode of the popular TV show, "Duck Dynasty."

“Airing this commercial builds not only the GAF brand but also the brands of our contractors and distributors,” explained Paul Bromfield, senior VP marketing and business development at GAF. “This truly demonstrates our commitment to investing in our brand for the benefit of our customers. Airing during a top show with such high viewership supports our position as the industry’s premium brand, helping our customers to create pull-through sales.”

Airing on A&E on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST, "Duck Dynasty" is a record-breaking reality show that follows the lives of the Robertson family, who run a family-operated duck call business, Duck Commander. The show has broken several ratings records — last season’s premiere drew 11.8 million viewers, making "Duck Dynasty" the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history.

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