Wanted: IT professionals at Lowe’s
Lowe’s has announced plans to hire up to 300 information technology professionals, including 150 new positions, the company said. The new hires will join the team of more than 1,000 full-time IT professionals currently at Lowe’s.
Positions are now open across all IT professions, including business analysis, engineering, communications network, e-commerce, application development, program management and project management. While the jobs will be situated in Mooresville, N.C., the retailer said it is looking across the country for candidates.
More information on the jobs is at Lowes.com/careers.
“The walls of our stores have expanded as our customers and employees rely on technology to plan and execute their home improvement needs,” said Mike Brown, Lowe’s chief information officer. “Lowe’s is looking for the most knowledgeable and talented IT professionals to help us meet our goal of supporting an industry-leading technology infrastructure that provides the best platforms and tools to exceed our customers’ expectations and create a first-class work environment for our employees.”
Home Depot project hits roadblock in SoCal
A proposal to build Home Depot store in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., has hit a setback after protracted negotiations over the price of the city-owned land, according to an article in Orange County Register.
City Council members voted last October to enter exclusive talks with the Atlanta home improvement retailer for the 16.4-acre parcel. Home Depot wants to buy the land for $9 million, according to the news report. But the city, which has done wetlands restoration and made other improvements, has been unwilling to settle on a price.
Local retailers like DeNault’s True Value and Vista Paint are also opposed to Home Depot moving into the area with a 107,000 sq. ft. store and 34,000 sq. ft. garden center, saying it would draw customers away from local businesses.
On May 20, the city council, acting as the community redevelopment agency, voted unanimously to get the land appraised and explore other options, which include reviewing offers from other developers.
OSHA investigating worker’s death at Lowe’s
Federal authorities are looking into a fatal accident that occurred at a Lowe’s store in Enterprise, Ala., the company has confirmed. The victim, who has not been identified, was pinned between a delivery truck and a trailer and was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident. Karen Cobb, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s, said the cause has not yet been determined.
“We are working with OSHA to investigate the accident,” she said. “We are saddened at the loss of a member of our Lowe’s family. Our thoughts are with the employee’s family and co-workers at the Lowe’s of Enterprise at this difficult time.”