Jan 3, 2020
Stocking Up for SpringBy Tim Hodson

Even though we are still only in the first full week of 2020, last Thursday, Lowe’s announced it plans to hire 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal associates this spring for its 1,700+ stores in the United States.

Available in-store seasonal positions include lawn and garden associates, cashiers, stockers and loaders. All hourly associates are eligible to participate in Lowe’s quarterly bonus program.

The number two home improvement retailer will roll out hiring events in all store locations over the next three months by region to meet the seasonal spring hiring needs across the country.

Lowe’s stores in Florida, Southern California and Hawaii, as well as parts of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Alabama and Georgia, will host the first walk-in hiring events on Jan. 8.

According to the company, seasonal associates are offered competitive pay and a 10 percent employee discount. These seasonal positions typically support stores through the summer. In 2019, approximately 50 percent of seasonal hires were converted to permanent associates.

Lowe’s provides leadership development and career advancement opportunities at all levels and has a strong track record of promoting associates. Nearly 200 current store managers started as seasonal associates.

Have you starting ramping up for spring yet? Do you plan to increase your hiring this year compared to last year? Or will your labor force stay the same or even be less than it was in 2019?

Drop me a line at [email protected] and let me know what your spring hiring plans are for 2020?

— Tim


Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]



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