Lowe's to hire 50,000 seasonal workers

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

Lowe's plans to hire 45,000 additional seasonal workers and 9,000 permanent part-time employees. 

All of the newly created positions will be part-time. According to their website, part-time, regular employees are eligible for benefits, including limited health benefits, paid time off, vision insurance, dental insurance and other benefits.

The influx of new hires is to accommodate the spring season. 

"(Spring) is the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry," Spokesperson Katie Hallaway said in an interview. 

Seasonal employee jobs will focus on customer support. They include cashiers, lawn and garden specialists, loaders and stockers. While hours will vary by location, seasonal employees could work an average of 20 to 25 hours a week, according to a statement from Lowe's. 

Length of season employment will vary, though they are most needed in the spring and summer months, from February until September. They plan to begin hiring and training seasonal employees in areas where the climate is getting warmer and then continue on a market-by-market basis, based on climate and geography. 

The permanent part-time positions will focus on direct interaction and expertise in various areas of home improvement for customers. Those employees will work throughout the week. 

"We are focused on providing customers with outstanding service," Scott Purvis, vice president of human resources and operations, said in a statement. "We are looking for candidates who are experienced in any of the home improvement trades, and, most importantly, those who are committed to providing Lowe's customers an exceptional service experience." 

Available positions are being posted and applications accepted online at www.lowes.com/careers. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Monroe location had two available jobs, though more may be added.