Home Depot helping rebuild Georgia job market

March 6, 2012 by  

Spring will bring more than just April showers to the metro Atlanta area this year. Home Depot announced it will hire over 1,500 seasonal employees in Georgia and 70,000 in total throughout the nation.

700 permanent jobs will also be added in Cobb County. According to Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes, all 62 stores in Georgia are eligible for new seasonal hires, but the number of openings will depend on the needs of the individual stores. Payment will be contingent on a variety of factors including the nature of the position, qualifications and experience level of the new hire.

People interested in such positions will have multiple positions to choose from including: sales associate, parking lot attendant, cashier and department associates. Each job is expected to last for 120 days, but may convert into a full time position. Seasonal hiring in the spring is a consistent practice for the retailer.

“Spring is always a busy selling season, so the hiring numbers don’t fluctuate significantly year to year,” says Holmes.

The Chastain Meadows commercial office park in Kennesaw will house Home Depot’s newest call center. Initially, the call center will have 400 jobs when it begins operating at the end of this year. By 2015, Home Depot expects over 700 new jobs to be created.

People interested in either the seasonal or call center positions can apply online or in person at the desired location they want to work at. Job seekers who want to leave a lasting impression during interviews should consider turning to business card printing for business cards they can leave with human resources representatives.