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Home Depot simplifies application process to employ 80,000

Staff Writer |
The Home Depot has sped up its online application process by as much as 80 percent as it begins filling more than 80,000 positions in stores and distribution centers for its spring selling season.

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Applying for a job at the world's largest home improvement retailer now takes about 15 minutes using any device, thanks to a shorter application and mobile-optimized Careers site at

Opportunities are available at The Home Depot's nearly 2,000 U.S. stores, as well as 75 distribution facilities.

They include customer service and sales, lot associates, freight and receiving, store support and cashier positions.

The company's Merchandising Execution Team – responsible for setting merchandising displays and ensuring products are customer-ready – also is hiring this spring.

The time Home Depot associates accrue during their seasonal assignments generally applies to eligibility for benefits if they transition to a permanent position with the company.

Part-time and full-time permanent hourly associates at The Home Depot qualify for profit sharing, tuition assistance, 401k and a discounted stock purchase plan.

Plus, all Home Depot associates have access to exclusive deals on cell phones, electronics, gym memberships and more through the company's associate discount site.

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