Business & Real Estate

Home Depot to hire 1,500 in Sacramento region

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, a customer leaves at a Home Depot store in Matthews, N.C. The nation's largest home improvement chain, based in Atlanta, said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, it's hiring more than 80,000 workers nationwide for its busy spring season, the same level as in recent years.
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, a customer leaves at a Home Depot store in Matthews, N.C. The nation's largest home improvement chain, based in Atlanta, said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, it's hiring more than 80,000 workers nationwide for its busy spring season, the same level as in recent years. AP

The Home Depot said Wednesday that it plans to hire 1,500 in the Sacramento region as it gears up for its busy spring shopping season.

Spokeswoman Anna Whaley said the regional hiring effort includes 33 stores within about a 50-mile radius of downtown Sacramento.

The regional hiring push by the Atlanta-based chain is part of a national effort to hire more than 80,000 nationwide at nearly 2,000 stores. The company said it’s also looking to fill positions at its 75 distribution facilities.

The company said job openings include sales, operations and cashier positions across all departments. Home Depot also needs workers to set up product merchandising displays, maintain the appearance of stores and stock various departments.

In a statement accompanying Wednesday’s announcement, Tim Crow, Home Depot’s executive vice president of human resources, said prospective hires run the gamut, “a college student, recent grad or a veteran hoping to build a career, a retiree who wants a fun job, or anyone who simply enjoys home improvement.”

The retailer said applications must be submitted online at The Home Depot’s jobs site, careers.homedepot.com.

The Home Depot offers part-time and full-time employment. Available benefits include profit sharing, tuition assistance, a 401(k) plan and a discounted stock purchase plan.

The company says that more than 70 percent of Home Depot store managers started as hourly associates, and more than half of its seasonal hires transitioned to permanent positions last year.

The Home Depot oversees 2,274 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mexico and Canada.

In fiscal 2014-15, the retailer reported sales of $83.2 billion and a profit of $6.3 billion. The company currently employs more than 370,000.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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