Lowe's to hire 25K seasonal employees

Feb. 19, 2014

Lowe's announced today it plans to hire approximately 25,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring, the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry.

Seasonal jobs available are focused on customer support and will include cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders, and stockers. The number of hours worked per week will vary based on the needs of individual stores, but will average 20 or more hours per week, according to the company.

The length of the seasonal employment varies; however, seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer months, typically from February until September, when weather has improved and customers are tackling both indoor and outdoor home improvement projects.

The company plans to hire and train new seasonal employees first in areas where the climate has begun to warm, and continue on a market-by-market basis by climate and geography. Hiring has already begun in Florida, south Texas, Arizona and southern California where warmer, spring-like temperatures are arriving.

"Warmer temperatures stir homeowners to get started on projects they've planned during winter and they are often challenged when choosing the right products and solutions for their homes," said Scott Purvis, vice president, human resources, operations. "As Spring arrives, our stores are stocked with popular new tools, lawn and garden, paint and patio products. We want our stores staffed with knowledgeable employees who provide exceptional service and make shopping and selection easier for our customers."

Topics: Customer Service , Employee Training , Hiring and Retention , Retail - Home Center

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