Home Depot is getting ready for the busiest season of the year and it's Atlanta headquarters has announced today announced it has begun recruiting to fill more than 70,000 seasonal positions.
200 of those positions will be in the Reno and Carson City areas, says Home Depot representative Kathryn Gallagher.
"Just as the Christmas rush and holiday hiring ends for many retailers, we begin recruiting for spring seasonal associates to help customers during our busiest selling season," Tim Crow, executive vice president for Human Resources said in a prepared statement. "And a seasonal job at The Home Depot can often lead to a regular position if you're passionate about customer service."
The company reports that about half of the seasonal hires in 2011 stayed on in permanent positions as cashiers, sales associates, lot associates and garden associates, to name a few. On average, Home Depot says the temporary employees work for about 120 days.
Job seekers can begin applying online now.
Hiring will begin ramping up over the next several weeks on a market-by-market basis, based on the needs of individual stores and as spring climates begin to approach.
The Home Depot is promising to usher in the season with door-buster prices on hundreds of the most sought after spring products, including a variety of live goods and lawn care, outdoor power, eco-friendly gardening products, patio and grills.