The Home Depot stores in Fort Myers are expected to hire 540 people to kick off the spring season, according to the company.
The hiring is part of the home improvement retailer's plans to fill more than 80,000 seasonal positions to assist customers during the company's busiest selling season.
As both the busiest hiring and selling period, spring serves as Home Depot's annual peak season, similar to the Christmas selling season for many retailers. This year Home Depot is hiring 10,000 more spring associates than it did last year to support anticipated sales growth, the retailer said.
"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, in a prepared statement. "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 www.careers.homedepot.com .
For those returning military and veterans who are interested in a position, 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. Home Depot has also partnered with military focused career fairs and is 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 also will 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.