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Home Depot to Hire 80,000 As it Preps for Spring

Home improvement retailer has more than 350 openings in Massachusetts alone.

Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Photo Credit: Home Depot
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Photo Credit: Home Depot
By Liz Taurasi

Home Depot announced Wednesday it plans to fill 80,000 positions nationwide as the spring selling season approaches.

"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 for the home improvement retailer in a press release issued Wednesday.

The website currently lists more than 16,000 jobs nationwide, with 359 in Massachusetts,159 in New Hampshire and 71 in Rhode Island. Job seekers can research openings and apply online at www.careers.homedepot.com.

Home Depot has 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
BH February 17, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Hey Paul, pardon me if I'm skeptical as most commenters post their opinion and then simply insult others who may disagree. I understand your points and agree with some. I have a conundrum when it comes to business however. I believe in capitalism and the free market, and I'm an advocate for less government intervention as they have all but made it impossible for small businesses to establish, operate and grow in this country, and this state. But I do think there is a role government needs to play when it comes to these large corporations and their incredibly uneven financial structure. It's completely hypocritical of me to think that way, but I agree there is a major issue. Thanks for the invite Paul, I'll check out your channel
Paul John Maisano February 17, 2014 at 11:45 AM
I'm with you....please contact me. We might just be capable of doing what Washington, DC can't...work together!!!! Enjoy your holiday. Regards Paul Maisano.
Steven Sadowski February 17, 2014 at 08:33 PM
The goal of a corporation is to establish a monopoly. In a free market this would be done by providing unparalleled service at unbeatable prices. However we do not have a free market. What remains outside of the govt's administration is partnered with govt. As crony-capitalism. The only true threat to a monopoly is a start-up. I can give you dozens of examples but most recently ADT is losing business to small businesses that offer the same thing w/o the long term contract. There will be an answer to Home Depot but not just because it's made in the USA but because you can get a ton of stuff for remodeling cheaper. If not? Guess what It's Home Depot or Lowes. Maybe there is no mom and pop solution?
steve forte February 18, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Well mon and pops are offering a different product. Maybe I shouldn't say a different product , but they are delivering it in a different way. When Im working and I have to run to a hardware store Im already pissed at myself for not having said item in the truck already. Im not looking to drive 5 miles, walk across a huge parking lot then wonder a warehouse for an item. A mom and pop offers me the ability to park next to the door, waltz in , get what I need in under 4 minutes and be on my way. Yes I may have spent $1 or $2 more for said item ,but I will more then make up for it in less lost billable hrs. Same with working around my home. Time I have to do that is limited and I don't want to waste it .
BH February 18, 2014 at 02:46 PM
To each their own Steve. I'm with you, unless I need an array of different products that my local store may not have.

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