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Home Depot to hire 80,000 seasonal workers

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The Home Depot has begun filling more than 80,000 seasonal positions to assist customers during the company's busiest selling season.

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As both the company's busiest hiring and selling period, spring serves as The Home Depot's annual peak season, similar to the Christmas selling season for many retailers. This year, the company is hiring ten thousand more spring associates than it did last year to support anticipated sales growth in the spring.

"Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans. We find some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us," said Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources.

Job opportunities range from part-time to full-time and are available on a market-by-market basis based on individual store needs and geographical variance in climate. Job seekers can begin applying online now at the company's website. The Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator for returning military and veterans, a new tool designed to help translate military skills with positions that might offer the best fit.

The company has also partnered with military focused career fairs and will be participating in events throughout 2013. Technical school and college students, as well as retirees, can apply for a job.

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