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ATLANTA -- Home Depot is preparing to fill 80,000 positions for the busy spring season.
The Atlanta-based home improvement giant said Wednesday it plans to hire 10,000 more workers than in 2012.
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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," Tim Crow, Home Depot's executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement. "We find some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us."
Full- and part-time opportunities are available. Visit careers.homedepot.com to learn more and apply.
Good news for the Military. Home Depot also launched an online program where a specific military Skills Translator offers a new tool designed to help translate and match an applicant's unique military skills with the positions that offer the best fit. In addition, Home Depot will be working with military focused career fairs and participate in events in 2013. You can find the skills translator and the 2013 events calendar at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.
Cartersville is kicking off a job fair for veteran's which will be hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Carl Boyd Post #42, at 1 Roosevelt St., in Cartersville. The fair will be held February 7th from 9 a.m. to noon and is exclusive to military veterans, active-duty service members, National Guardsman, Reserve Forces and military spouses.
Approximately 25 employers and over 100 job seekers have signed up. Pre-registration can be found at hoh.greatjob.net, but walk-ins are welcomed, however, guests will need to bring proof of service, including military ID or DD214.