Now Hiring: Home Depot to Employ 60,000

home depot jobs The new jobs may be seasonal, part time and temporary, but the 60,000 jobs Home Depot is offering right now total more than all new jobs created in the entire nation last month (36,000). Savvy and engaged employees will be able to convert those part time jobs into full time work -- with benefits.

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It seems the world's largest home improvement retailer is staffing up as it prepares for the biggest selling season of the year, March through mid-June, when people do their Spring cleaning and repair, and gear up for summer. Beginning in March, the retailer will roll out massive advertising campaigns, touting discounts on cooking grills, garden tools and other outdoor supplies. They're calling it "Spring Black Friday," and the promotions will run over four weekends in all U.S. markets.

"As we have stated in the past, spring is our Christmas and traffic is at its highest during this season," said Craig Menear, executive vice president for Merchandising. "Hiring seasonal associates and offering door busting deals will ensure our customers have all of the service, know-how and value they need."

As of January 31, Home Depot had about 317,000 employees, including 298,000 hourly and/or temporary workers. About 61 percent worked full-time, and the company says its looking to bolster both full time and part time rosters.

Home Depot stores are taking applications starting now. They will be hired and trained between now and March. Some examples of the number of workers they're looking for in various markets include:

  • Northern California (Bay area): 1,000 workers for about 40 stores
  • Greater Cincinnati area: 400 workers
  • Metro Detroit: 1,000 workers
  • Michigan (statewide) 2,100 workers
  • Minneapolis area: 700 workers.

In addition, there are openings at Home Depot distribution centers in Ontario, CA; Westfield, Mass; and Salem, Ore. Candidates can also apply online at the HomeDepot.com. On the website you'll find questions designed to help you select the department and duties that are the best fit for you. Probably your best bet is to answer those questions, do your research on the company, then run down to your local Home Depot and apply in person. The jobs are likely to go quickly.



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Dale

Unemployment,Jobs,and Government..Big problems that require Bigger help. Lord God Heavenly Father we need a miracle in this country. Please forgive us of our complacency and lack of aknowledging your Majesty. Do what is necessary to bring us back to being a country that exalts you and understands our dependance on you. The leaders we have today are a direct result of our spiritual coma.. Please help us In the Mighty name of JESUS our Lord and Saviour..Amen

March 05 2011 at 6:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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sammyichijouji

Amen!

January 13 2012 at 6:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Darlene

I could not have said it btter myself!

February 17 2011 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JLS

What a scary post, Linda. We aren't Egypt and I do not wish to act like them either. We are civilized and can be. We have elections. If you don't like the direction taken here in the USA, then do what Americans do: Vote them OUT.

Honestly, what a scary individual.

February 17 2011 at 5:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mama1

YES, Steve I agree with you!!! I'm a woman who has worked for 35+ years as a full charge office manager..A/P, A/R, Billing, Payroll etc...etc I can do all the office stuff and very well! Like you I have been out of work for over a year and a half and have put out countless resumes and NOT one company has the decency to respond yes or no whether the job has been filled or not!
I have even tried applying for jobs in my community whether or not they have posted for an opening, and NOTHING! People think that unemployment is for the Losers but it's not! Lots and lots of very educated and qualified people have absolutely nowhere to turn....this sucks!

February 17 2011 at 3:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Truth

GW Bush made a promise to the Republican party and to filthy rich that he would work hard to help eliminate the pesky middle class by helping the banks and Big Business to collapse the economy so that the rich could suck up everyone’s homes and possessions.

February 17 2011 at 2:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Truth

I know, this is the only country in the world that punishes their people for speaking the native language which in this country used to be English.

February 17 2011 at 2:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Darlene

No Linda, we do not punish them - we give them JOBS!

February 17 2011 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Truth

If your white, only speak English and are over 25 don't even bother applying there. You'll be waisting you time.

February 17 2011 at 2:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Darlene

Totally true. And the people who have the jobs act like they are doing you a favor by taking our money. Crappy attitudes, move as slowly as possible (they are hourly after all) and so very rude.........

February 17 2011 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TERRY

STEVE,HOW DO YOU THINK BUSH FEELS ITS HIS FAULT.BUT I DO SPEND MOSTLY AT THE HOME DEPOT EVEN THOUGHT THERE EMPLOYESS DONT KNOW WHAT OR HOW TO BUILD ANYTHING.

February 17 2011 at 2:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Darlene

Terry there is your mistake: do not shop at Home Depot........

We have to take baby steps.

I do not shop at Wal Mart either. Can't understnd anyone who works there. I have been in a Wal Mart in Mexico (forgot my bathing suit) and the Wal Marts here in Houston are exactly like the one in Mexico. Crappy service, and you do not hear any English!

February 17 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Truth

JUST LIKE IN 1776 WE NEED TO REVOLT

AGAINST A TOTALLY CORRUPT GOVERNMENT


Everyone keeps complaining about the deplorable economic situation but nothing is being done about it. Our rotten careless government doesn’t give a rats ass. They know their enormous pay and million dollar pensions are guaranteed. Instead of controlling inflation, They kick back and do nothing as prices skyrocket ( Food, Utilities, Healthcare, Taxes, Etc) All they do is laugh and vote themselves BIG pay raises instead of dealing with the problem.

We need to band together and revolt against this evil corrupt government who traded our jobs for favors like campaign contributions (bribes and kickbacks) from all the million / billion dollar companies and corporations. Some people think just because they haven’t lost their job to outsourcing (yet) that it doesn’t affect them. They are so wrong. Not only does the dollar become devalued but what happens when a friend or family member loses their job to outsourcing and can’t support their family. Soon the only way people will able to survive is to steal once the rest of the jobs are gone.

Face the facts, the main reason we have gone into a depression is because so many people are losing there jobs due to the outsourcing. Even people who haven’t lost there jobs yet see the jobs disappearing at a alarming rate and a worthless, lazy, corrupt, evil government who instead of stopping it instead encourages it. The piece of shit government just kicked back a laughed as ALL the large businesses and corporations shipped most of our jobs overseas so they can make a bigger profit. Not only did our government not do their job and stop it, our evil corrupt government gave tax breaks to these multi-million dollar companies .To top it off, a lot of cities are outsourcing government jobs to save money instead of giving them to American workers who need them. This is Fucking insane!

Over seventy-five percent of our Industries have now been lost to foreign countries. Over twenty percent of our domestic jobs are now taken by Illegal Aliens. Almost all credit, financial, and health records of Americans have crossed over at least once to other countries via off-shoring. You don’t find out about it until your identity is stolen. The government says too bad it’s your problem. The government says” So your job gets outsourced or given to an illegal alien, your identity gets stolen and your credit and life is destroyed, a small price to pay to help the filthy rich”.

There’s is ONLY one way to stop the recession. Reverse the outsourcing and bring the jobs back. All the government has to do is increase taxes on companies that outsource and lower or eliminate taxes on companies that don’t. At the same time sharply increase tariffs on imported good especially goods from China and Japan. Level the playing field. Double, triple, or even quad triple the taxes on the companies that outsource. Tax them to a level that forces them to return the jobs to this country. It’s simple as that.

Why doesn’t the government do this. It’s because outsourcing helps the filthy rich get richer and that’s all our government cares about. The government says” we are all rich, our friends and family are all rich, all we care about is the rich. The rest of the country can die in the streets for all we care.” Our government wants a recession so that they can turn us into helpless slaves.

Damn it, almost all the decent jobs have been outsourced thanks to the lazy, corrupt evil, rotten government we have. The mortgage crisis, energy crisis and healthcare crisis would not have happened if the government didn’t have their heads up their asses. They let these businesses do want ever they want no matter how corrupt, dishonest and harmful it is to the nation. They don’t want to interfere with these multi-million dollar companies and corporations yet they want to control what we do in our personal lives. It’s OK to be hungry, sick, suffering and even homeless because there’s no more jobs available (mainly due to outsourcing and illegal immigration) but if you smoke pot, the government will send the cops over to bash your head and throw you in jail. How fucked is that….

People, unless we stop supporting this careless, reckless, rotten to the core government we are all going to be up shit creek without a paddle with our hands tied behind our backs and the government pushing us under. It will be even worse for our children who will forced to live a life of vi

February 17 2011 at 2:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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JLS

You should have rebelled against the Bush/Cheney admin. They did this-we are just trying to clean up the damage. And they did such a great job, it will take decades to do it-not two years.

When they entered into office we left them a surplus and the stock market was CRUISING. I made massive amounts of money while Clinton was president. The Bush kids not only ruined the economy like his father did, he also got us into TWO wars! We can't get out of those either...

February 17 2011 at 5:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tommy Truth

UNEMPLOYMENT WILL CONTINUE TO RISE INDEFINETLY FOR TWO REASONS

First, the population is expanding (births and immigration) so logically you will need more jobs.

Second, a massive, and I mean MASSIVE campaign by big business to offshore every American job that's humanly possible. And now with the internet, they have been able to offshore almost everything and watch it from here. Automation or Outsource is the main goal of BIG BUSINESS which now completely controls our government.

And thanks to our worthless, greedy, corrupt beyond belief government, they have succeeded in offshoring more than 40 million American jobs over the last 25years. Thanks to all the bribes and favors our politicians received, deals by dick head Bill Clinton and AssWipes George Bush JR and Senior, the outsourcing overseas and to Mexico has snowballed.

Even if you stop the outsourcing, we would still have a shortage of jobs because the population is growing fast however when you combine this with massive offshoring of jobs you eventually end up with massive unemployment.

It’s simple mathematics.
Population expanding + massive offshoring = massive unemployment

Until we revolt and take back the government from Global Big Business and punish all the politicians that sold us out ( most of them) things will only get worse. People must understand that the Filthy Rich which includes Global Big Business and the Banks now completely control the government and they have found a way to suck up all the money leaving the country ready to collapse from major debt. And our economy will totally collapse unless we revolt and save it.

February 17 2011 at 2:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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