A Rite of Spring: Home Depot jobs

The retail giant looks to fill 80,000 store and distribution center positions.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot says it is hiring 80,000 associates for its busy spring season. And the world’s largest home improvement retailer says it is using some home-grown technology to make the process run smoothly.

Some 2,000 U.S. stores and more than 100 distribution centers have seasonal, part-time and full-time positions available. Hiring technology built in house is expected to help hiring teams move candidates through the process faster.

Last spring, the company launched Candidate Self Service, another homegrown technology that allows store and supply chain candidates to schedule their own interviews. Since its launch, nearly one million candidates have used the technology.

“Technology is at the forefront of everything we do at The Home Depot, and that includes taking care of our associates,” said Tim Hourigan, executive VP of human resources. “We continue to invest in technology so we can help candidates control their own journey and welcome new hires into our family faster than ever.”

Home Depot’s hiring spree was preceded by a similar announcement from Lowe’s. Back in January, Lowe’s said it was looking to hire 65,000 employees, including 50,000 seasonal associates.


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