A week after rival Home Depot announced plans to 80,000 seasonal spring employees, Lowe’s announced its plans to hire approximately 25,000 seasonal employees at its U.S. stores for the busy spring season.
Seasonal jobs available are focused on customer support and include cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders and stockers.
The number of hours worked per week will vary based on the needs of individual stores, but, on average, seasonal employees could work an estimated 20 or more hours per week. The length of the seasonal employment varies; however, seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer months, typically from February until September. The company plans to hire and train new seasonal employees first in areas where the climate has begun to warm, and continue on a market-by-market basis by climate and geography. Hiring has already begun in Florida, south Texas, Arizona and southern California where warmer, spring-like temperatures are arriving.
"Warmer temperatures stir homeowners to get started on projects they've planned during winter and they are often challenged when choosing the right products and solutions for their homes," said Scott Purvis, VP, human resources, operations. "As Spring arrives, our stores are stocked with popular new tools, lawn and garden, paint and patio products. We want our stores staffed with knowledgeable employees who provide exceptional service and make shopping and selection easier for our customers."