Break Out the Orange Apron: Home Depot’s Hiring 80,000 People Nationwide

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If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, you could land a job at Home Depot.

The home improvement retailer is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to staff more than 2,200 stores across all 50 states — as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

That’s a lot of hammers.

The company recently revamped its application process to make it shorter and about 80% faster.

Home Depot also overhauled its Careers page so applicants can easily access it from mobile devices and tablets, as well as from a computer.

Apply for These Seasonal Jobs at Home Depot

Some of the hourly jobs available across the nation include:

Store Support / Lot Associate

You’ll monitor the front of the store, exits and loading areas for stray or unused shopping carts and return them to the store entrance so they’re easily accessible to customers.

You’ll also help load packages into customer vehicles, so be prepared to be outside in all kinds of weather.

Customer Service / Sales Associate

You’re the employee customers go to for product assistance and information.

You’ll learn about all the products in your department and also how to offer advice on related items so customers can complete an entire project on their own.

Freight/Receiving

These associates make sure the entire store is stocked every day. Workers on this team unload trucks, move products around the store and get to drive forklifts.

Cashiers

You’ll check customers out of the store and also monitor the self-checkout area in case a customer needs assistance.

Merchandising

These associates manage signage and displays, change products for a new season and help maintain the store’s appearance.

These jobs are full-time day or night shifts that don’t require weekend hours.

Are You 16-18 Years Old?

Some jobs at Home Depot require you to be over 18 — forklift drivers, for instance.

If you’re between 16 and 18 years old, don’t count yourself out just yet. You’re still eligible to work as a cashier, store support/lot associate, or as a customer service/sales associate in the garden department.

There’s only one catch: Those jobs are only available in 30 states. Check the Home Depot website to find out if your state is among them.

Company Benefits and Perks

Home Depot has a great benefits package that includes:

  • Paid time off
  • Merit wage increases
  • Bonus pay
  • 24/7 on-demand physician support
  • Dental and vision care
  • Free flu shots
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Pet insurance and pet sitting services
  • Adoption assistance
  • Tuition assistance

This interactive map shows what jobs are available in your area.

Or head to the Home Depot Careers page to learn more about specific jobs that interest you.

If you’re not in the market for a new job right now, maybe this free $10 Home Depot gift card will motivate you to finally tackle that home improvement project you’ve been putting off.

Your turn: Which of these Home Depot seasonal jobs appeal to you?

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She wonders if the Human Resources department would let her drive a forklift around the office. Probably not.