Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:11 PM
Redfairen (1,276 posts)
Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers
Source: Investor Place
Spring is the season when homeowners start thinking about repairs, landscaping and renovations. The nationís largest home improvement retailer expects more homeowners to spend money on spring updates this year.
In order to meet the anticipated sales rise, Home Depot says it plans to hire about seasonal 80,000 workers. Thatís a 14% jump from the number of seasonal workers it recruited last spring, CNN notes.
Spring is traditionally the home supply chainís strongest season. Last year it recruited 70,000 workers in the spring, up from 60,000 in 2011. That was solid improvement from 2009, when the financial crisis and a sputtering housing market caused the chain to trim its payroll by 7,000 workers.
Home Depotís high expectations come as U.S. home prices continue to rise, suggesting that the housing market is finally, if slowly, recovering from the mortgage crisis and economic downturn.
Read more: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/home-depot-to-hire-80000-seasonal-workers/
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Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers (Original post)
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Response to Redfairen (Original post)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:38 PM
Viva_La_Revolution (27,311 posts)
1. and will let them all go in several months
seasonal jobs aren't stable jobs.
(I know that's not the point of the article, but I'm cranky today)
Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #1)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:39 PM
earthside (5,636 posts)
2. And what they say and what they do may be different things.
It is likely when the final counting is done that they hire the same amount of seasonal workers as they did last year.
Who is going to check in August or September?
And ... my daughter had a garden center job last summer in the Denver area. But the weather was so crappy that she ended up getting laid off right after the Fourth of July.
So, I wouldn't take much encouragement from this announcement.
Furthermore, if gasoline prices keep going up like they have been recently, well, the whole economy may be back in recession by summer.
And even more furthermore, if the federal government stays broken over these sequester and debt ceiling arguments, we could actually be in for a very bad recession by May or June.