Home Depot to hire 80,000 workers for spring

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NEW YORK — Home Depot is going on a hiring spree.

The home improvement retailer said Tuesday that it has started hiring 80,000 part-time and seasonal workers ahead of its busiest time of the year.  They’ll be hiring 900 associates in 20 stores in the San Diego area.

It may not feel like spring yet, but Home Depot said it expects a surge in store traffic as the weather warms and homeowners start new projects.

Home Depot is hiring sales associates, cashiers and people to fill online orders. It says the openings are ideal for retirees and students looking for extra income, as well as veterans transitioning into civilian life.

The jobs are part-time and seasonal, though the hours could count towards qualifying for benefits if temporary employees become full time.

Home Depot said wages will vary depending on location and individual experience, but a spokesman said the company pays above the average retail rate and minimum wage.

Home Depot has openings in most U.S. states, with the bulk of them concentrated on the coasts and the Great Lakes region.

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