CINCINNATI - The Home Depot announced Wednesday that its stores in the Cincinnati area are expected to hire 600 people to kick off the spring season.
The hiring event is in preparation for what has historically been the retailer's busiest selling season, the Home Depot announced via press release. The company plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers across the country, a 14 percent increase in seasonal hires from last year. The press release indicated that more than half the 70,000 spring hires in 2012 were given permanent jobs.
The company employs more than 300,000 associates at its 2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
The Home Depot, which is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, announced associates will be assigned responsibilities based on their previous retail or home improvement experience and based on the needs of individual stores.
Applications for the seasonal positions are currently being accepted at all Cincinnati area Home Depot locations. Available positions vary from store to store, according to the press release.
Interested applicants are asked to visit local stores or go to http://careers.homedepot.com and select "in-store hourly" in Cincinnati or the town in your area. The Home Depot also launched an "Online Military Skills Translator" to help match unique military skills with positions within the company. Military professionals are asked to visit www.careers.homedepot.com/military .
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