The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Busy Spring Season

       The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Busy Spring Season

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2013

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Home Depot^®, the world's largest
home improvement retailer, has begun filling more than 80,000 seasonal
positions to assist customers during the company's busiest selling season. As
both the company's busiest hiring and selling period, spring serves as The
Home Depot's annual peak season, similar to the Christmas selling season for
many retailers. This year, The Home Depot is hiring ten thousand more spring
associates than it did last year to support anticipated sales growth in the

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"Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment
opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans," said Tim Crow,
executive vice president—Human Resources. "We find some of our best associates
during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers
with us."

Job opportunities range from part-time to full-time and are available on a
market-by-market basis based on individual store needs and geographical
variance in climate. Job seekers can begin applying online now at

For those returning military and veterans who are interested in a position,
The Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator, a new
tool designed to help translate and match an applicant's unique military
skills with positions that might offer the best fit. The Home Depot has also
partnered with military focused career fairs and will be participating in
events throughout 2013. Both the skills translator and 2013 events calendar
can be found at

Technical school and college students, as well as retirees, are encouraged to

The Home Depot will also usher in the season with door-buster prices on some
of the most popular, innovative spring products from exclusive and national
brands in lawn and garden, outdoor power, cleaning, grills and outdoor

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer,
with 2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal
2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion.
The Company employs more than 300,000 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.

SOURCE The Home Depot

Contact: Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Vice President of Investor
Relations, +1-770-384-2666.; News Media, Katherine
Ellison, Corporate Communications Specialist, +1-770-384-3877,
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