YONKERS, N.Y. – Job seekers in Yonkers will want to whip their resumes into shape as Home Depot gears up for its busiest season of the year.
The retail chain announced Wednesday that it plans to hire 80,000 workers across the country, including 3,500 in New York and New Jersey, in anticipation of the spring rush as many look to tackle their home improvement projects.
In Yonkers, a manager at the Sprain Road store said Home Depot already has begun the interviewing process and plans to continue screening applicants in the upcoming weeks.
Most of the positions, which are full- or part-time, will be in the gardening department, with other departments filled on an as-needed basis.
Job seekers can begin applying online now at www.careers.homedepot.com.
Nationwide, Home Depot’s hiring numbers this spring are expected to top last year’s mark of 70,000. The Atlanta-based home improvement chain said spring for its stores is comparable to the holiday season for most other retailers.
"Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans," Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement. "We find some of our best associates during our peak season, and many of them have built long, meaningful careers with us.”
Home Depot said it is encouraging technical school and college students, as well as retirees, to apply.
For military veterans looking for jobs, the retailer recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator, designed to help match an applicant's military skills with positions that might offer the best fit.
The translator can be found at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.