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Rising up the ranks at Lowe’s

Seasonal hire is now a Lowe’s store manager.

BY HBSDealer Staff

As Lowe’s revs up hiring, with 53,000 new associates expected to be brought on board for the spring season, the company has shared a success story about a past hire.

Roughly 13 years ago, Hunter Ball was looking for an additional side job to support his growing family. Ball already had a full-time with an office supply company but landed a seasonal cashier/loader position at a Lowe’s job fair.

After five months with the home improvement retailer, Ball realized that there could be a career ahead of him at Lowe’s. Management at Lowe’s reached the same conclusion.

“I saw much more potential with Lowe’s than I did with the other employer,” he said. “The management team at Lowe’s encouraged me to come on board with them, but to do so, I had to open up my availability.”

Ball quit his other position and was made a full-time employee at Lowe’s two months later.

Fast forward to the present day and Ball is a store manager on the Carolina coast.

Looking back on his first few months as a seasonal hire, Ball said he couldn’t have imagined the path it would lead him down.

“Not in a million years,” Ball said. “My family and Lowe’s grew up together. Everything I have, financially and more, began with Lowe’s.”

 

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