The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Busy Spring Season

Wed Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST

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ATLANTA,  Feb. 6, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The Home DepotĀ®, the world's largest
home improvement retailer, has begun filling more than 80,000 seasonal positions
to assist customers during the company's busiest selling season. 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 Home Depot is hiring ten thousand more spring associates than it
did last year to support anticipated sales growth in the spring.

(Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030502/HOMEDEPOTLOGO  )

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

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 
http://www.careers.homedepot.com/.  

For those returning military and veterans who are interested in a position, The
Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator, a new tool
designed to help translate and match an applicant's unique military skills with
positions that might offer the best fit. The Home Depot has also partnered with
military focused career fairs and will be participating in events throughout
2013. Both the skills translator and 2013 events calendar can be found at 
www.careers.homedepot.com/military.

Technical school and college students, as well as retirees, are encouraged to
apply.  

The Home Depot will also usher in the season with door-buster prices on some of
the most popular,  innovative spring products  from exclusive and national
brands in lawn and garden, outdoor power, cleaning,  grills  and outdoor living.
  

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with
2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, the  District of Columbia,  Puerto Rico, 
U.S. Virgin Islands,  Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and  Mexico. In fiscal 2011,
The Home Depot had sales of  $70.4 billion  and earnings of  $3.9 billion. The
Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones
industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.   

SOURCE  The Home Depot


Financial Community, Diane Dayhoff, Vice President of Investor Relations,
+1-770-384-2666. diane_dayhoff@homedepot.com;  News Media, Katherine Ellison,
Corporate Communications Specialist, +1-770-384-3877,
katherine_ellison@homedepot.com

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