Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has started filling seasonal positions and expects to hire 80,000 employees this spring, the company announced Wednesday.
This year’s seasonal hiring is up 10,000, or 14%, over 2012. Open positions include part-time and full-time work based on individual store needs and local climate.
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Home Depot added that it launched an online tool to help military veterans match their skills with positions at the company.
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer likened the spring to its version of the Christmas selling season.
“Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans,” Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement.
Shares of Home Depot were down 23 cents to $66.16 in pre-market trading.