Home Depot (HD) announced Wednesday it has started to fill more than 80,000 positions as it preps for spring, its busiest season of the year.

"Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service," said Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources, in a press release.

Those wishing to apply for an open position with the home improvement retailer can find a list of openings and apply online at www.careers.homedepot.com. Home Depot said availability varies from store-to-store in various regions based on need, but it encourages college students, retirees, veterans, and reservists to apply.

In November, the home improvement retailer’s CEO said the ongoing improvement in the housing market contributed to “solid operational performance” in the third quarter.

Shares of Home Depot were little changed in pre-market trading.

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