With the spring season around the corner, The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is looking to hire 80,000 associates in preparation for their busiest time of year. According to a recent press release, job-seekers can apply for positions close to home and college, as 90% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Home Depot store.
The available Home Depot roles offer tuition reimbursement as well as other great benefits, too. The Home Depot offers employees $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 Home Depot has reimbursed over $136 million 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 discounts on items, such as cell phones and laptops, paid family leave after one year of service, and more.
“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.”
Many of the part-time positions will be staffing The Home Depot’s garden center, which gives associates a chance to work with their hands and help customers start spring projects. Additionally, 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.
The Home Depot also offers internships with half of The Home Depot’s interns working in field or store positions in 2019, and 70% of the company’s interns receiving full-time or returning offers at the end of their internship programs. The Home Depot’s internship program has also been named to Indeed.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Internship programs.
So whats are you waiting for? Visit careers.homedepot.com for a quick and easy application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.
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