The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Spring

Posted: March 3, 2020


ATLANTA, March 2, 2020 – The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is hiring 80,000 associates this spring in preparation for its busiest season of the year. Over the next several months, jobseekers can apply for positions close to home and school, as 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Home Depot store.

All available roles offer tuition reimbursement and a number of other great benefits. The Home Depot grants $1,500 toward tuition, starting on day one, for part-time hourly employees (full-time hourly employees receive $3,000 and salaried employees receive $5,000). The employer has reimbursed over $136M over the past 15 years. Students will receive comprehensive on-the-job training to learn valuable soft skills like problem solving, teamwork, and customer service, as well as home improvement skills. Additional benefits include backup dependent care for children and elders, discounts on items, such as cell phones and laptops, and paid family leave after one year of service.

Many of the part-time positions will be staffed in The Home Depot’s garden center, which gives associates a chance to work with their hands and help community members start spring projects. In addition to these positions, the company is hiring for overnight freight, merchandising and other customer service roles across store departments, as well as warehouse associates for its distribution centers. To help associates get up to speed quickly, the company provides innovative training programs and tools, including a gamified mobile app, e-learning, and on-the-job coaching.

“When you join The Home Depot, you’re joining a winning team built on our core values and associate-centric culture,” said Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources. “More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates, which is a testament to our commitment to growing the careers of our people.”

Did you know The Home Depot also offers internships? Half of The Home Depot’s interns worked in field or store positions in 2019, and and 70 percent of the company’s interns received full-time or returning offers at the end of their internship programs. Indeed.com also named it one of the Top 10 Best Internship programs.

For jobseekers looking for a sense of community in the workplace and resume building opportunities, The Home Depot offers associates many outlets to give back, both at work and through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force. Team Depot enables every associate to give back to their communities through volunteer projects, from disaster response to veterans housing. Since 2011, Home Depot associates have impacted more than 45,000 homes and facilities for veterans in all 50 states.

Interested jobseekers should visit careers.homedepot.com for a quick and easy application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

The Home Depot is one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, as well as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2020, according to Forbes.

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2018, The Home Depot had sales of $108.2 billion and earnings of $11.1 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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Caitlin Harvey
Manager, Corporate Communications
770-384-3298
Caitlin_Harvey@homedepot.com

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