ATLANTA—The Home Depot is hiring more than 100,000 associates in anticipation of a busy spring home improvement season, according to a news release. Through an accelerated hiring process, applicants could receive a job offer within a day of applying.
The Home Depot is hiring for flexible, full-time and part-time positions including customer service/sales, store support, freight, merchandising and warehouse associates. The company has hired around 80,000 workers for spring over the past few years.
"In today's climate, jobseekers are shopping for the best opportunity," said Eric Schelling, vice president of global talent acquisition at The Home Depot. "At The Home Depot, they'll find a company that offers much more than a job and a paycheck.”
Schelling says that the company offers a bonus program and growth opportunities, including “upskilling programs” that teach and expose workers to new skills in other functions like software development, cyber security, data science, marketing, supply chain and finance.
According to a recent survey, 84% of millennials and 70% of Gen Zers say an employer’s development and training offerings are an important consideration when accepting a new job. However, despite the high level of importance Americans place on their employer’s ability to develop and train them, only 39% of all respondents say that their current employer is helping them improve their current skills or gain new skills to do their job better.
The Home Depot offers tuition reimbursement, company performance-based cash bonus program, paid family leave, back-up dependent care, 401(k) savings plan with company match, a discounted company stock purchase program. Over the last three years, associates have received more than $1 billion in Success Sharing awards.
The company is holding a virtual career day on Feb. 16, where applicants can hear from store leaders, preview a-day-in-the-life of many of the open roles, learn about career paths with the company and benefits. There will be a live chat about the jobs available, and there will be prizes given away.
The Home Depot is hiring during a time when companies across the U.S. are experiencing widespread labor shortages and rising employee costs. The U.S. employment-cost index rose 4% last year, as costs for employers continue to rise at the highest rate in two decades. Additionally, the increase in labor costs is not keeping up with inflation, with hourly wages rising 4.7% in December compared to December 2020.
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