Lowe's Increases Size of Seasonal Hiring Spree

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Lowe's Cos. (LOW) said Wednesday it is hiring 53,000 seasonal employees at its stores to help handle the home-improvement industry's springtime rush.

The positions--which are both full-time and part-time--could also last past the company's busy season. Lowe's currently has almost 250,000 employees staffing its U.S. stores, it said.

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The year's hiring announcement is bigger than last year's when Lowe's said it was hiring over 45,000 employees. Almost 40% of those seasonal employees joined the company permanently, Lowe's said.

The company is hiring people for roles such as sales specialists and customer-service associates, it said.

Shares rose 0.3% in morning trading.

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January 24, 2018 11:09 ET (16:09 GMT)

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