Home Depot is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers as the DIY company prepares for its big sales push in the Spring.
“Spring is really our Christmas,” said Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes. “It’s our holiday season.”
News of the massive season worker shift shouldn’t come as a surprise. The company has been hiring 80,000 seasonal workers every year for a decade.
While employees start as seasonal workers, the company said nearly half of them will join the Home Depot team as permanent workers once Spring has come to an end.
Each of Home Depot’s 2,000 stores in the US will hire 40 to 45 workers. The company will also hire more employees in Canada.
Last year the company posted a record number of transactions as the economy continued to strengthen and customers started working on bigger projects around their home.
The overall job market has been strong, with the U.S. adding 2.65 million jobs last year with unemployment below 5%.
More homes are expected to come onto the market in 2016, pushing down the average cost per home in most regions.