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Amazon, Home Depot go on hiring sprees for spring (Over 80,000 jobs!)
Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2014 | Tiffany Hsu

Posted on 02/12/2014 7:09:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges.

E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as the company’s stable of fulfillment centers expands.

The employees will be hired to pick, pack and ship customer orders at facilities in Virginia, Kansas, South Carolina, Washington and Tennessee.

The online retailer said it hired more than 20,000 fulfillment center workers last year and that the median pay at the sites is 30% higher than the pay at traditional retail jobs.

Amazon has plans to open its fourth California fulfillment center in Moreno Valley sometime this year.

The 12-million-square-foot facility is to be staffed with more than 1,000 full-time workers.

Home Depot said Wednesday that it will ramp up hiring, bringing more than 80,000 spring workers on board for its busiest selling season.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; employment; hiring; homedepot; jobs; retail

1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:09:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Government collusion with Amazon and Home Depot heavily suspected on this recent development. Both are pro-gay marriage for starters.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 7:14:30 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw in the local news that Home Depot would be hiring here in Michigan. I guess with the coming spring, people are expected to make home improvements.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:14:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This bodes well for my business. Bring it on, baby!


4 posted on 02/12/2014 7:16:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully, Home Depot will hire a few that know what a hammer is and where to find one in their store. That would be a first.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 7:16:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been in Home Depots a lot in recent years, in Fl, CA and WA. They seem the same everywhere... plenty of employees loitering around, but none of them know anything about anything.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 7:19:45 PM PST by Cementjungle
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Wow, represents 1.8% of the jobs lost since the Marxists came to power.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 7:19:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Windflier
I can finally plug this hole in the side of my house. LOL


8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:20:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, good! The 2.500 laid off from Macy’s can go work for Amazon.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 7:25:47 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cementjungle

“They seem the same everywhere... plenty of employees loitering around, “

Really???

The first thing I notice when I go to Home Depot is how many illegals are standing in the front of the store and the dirty looks I get when i park.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:06 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: SeekAndFind

80,000 full time or 80,000 part time jobs?


11 posted on 02/12/2014 7:35:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: max americana

I was talking about the actual ones inside the stores, wearing the orange smock thingies.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 7:38:59 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

I spent 35 years of my life in the Hardware Distribution Business with 2 privately held distributors. What you say about Home Depot is generally correct. Don’t expect them to be knowledgeable.

But I think they are better than Lowe’s employees on that point.

We have been treated well by Home Depot in general. I like them a lot better than most Mass Merchants. We have bought quite a bit from them. The store is 60 miles away from us.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 7:39:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Cementjungle

I will say, during a semi-recent installation of a new dishwasher, the original delivery guy got it all messed up, wrong appliance, etc. I didn’t know which model had actually been ordered since I wasn’t present at the ordering.

Home Depot did their best to make it right, and the friendly exchange was in both directions.

Consequently Home Depot will be getting more business.

Meanwhile, the crummy White Westinghouse TV that Target sold only further put Target down the list for any additional expenditures, and never any huge one, ever again.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 7:41:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Texas Fossil

RE: 80,000 full time or 80,000 part time jobs?

This article at USA TODAY should answer your question:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/02/12/home-depot-hiring/5422399/

Excerpt:

Home Depot, the largest U.S. home improvement retailer, is hiring for more than 80,000 seasonal positions in its stores as spring nears and the housing market improves.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 7:43:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Cementjungle

Yes, they know nothing too.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 7:43:28 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: cripplecreek

That’s one big hole to be dealing with over the winter!


17 posted on 02/12/2014 7:48:32 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Home Depot, the largest U.S. home improvement retailer, is hiring for more than 80,000 seasonal positions in its stores as spring nears and the housing market improves.

Seasonal positions = part time for a season to spray water on the plants before they die of thirst, tote bags of garden soil or fertilizer, sweep up the mess on Aisle 5, etc. and most importantly up hiring in support of the Progressives before they get laid off after election time.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 7:53:54 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: Windflier

Its a wall with windows now but there was snow by the time I finished it in late October. Home Depot took a lot longer to get the windows I ordered than they said it would take.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Texas Fossil
Last year we put a new kitchen in my late MIL's house, and used all Lowes appliances (even the sing, faucet and disposal). They gave us a more than fair discount for buying en masse, and delivery (and replacement of a scratched fridge door) all went fine.

We just repeated the process with Lowes again here in FL for our own home.. and that went well too.

We tend to use Home Depot more for tile, showers, and stuff like that.

20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:12:50 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

“seasonal positions”

Part time and temporary depending on how busy they are.

OK


21 posted on 02/12/2014 8:12:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hopefully, Home Depot will hire a few that know what a hammer is

Hubby calls ahead of time to see if his "girlfriend" is working. If she's not there, he hollers at them that the men don't know a thing and refuses to go until her shift.

It's nothing but the ebb and flow of seasonal workers. After the first of the year and Christmas, businesses have always laid off workers. There's bad press for a few months. Come spring and summer, there are new hires and everyone is happy. The fall equals another wave of lay offs. Rinse and repeat.

22 posted on 02/12/2014 9:28:09 PM PST by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Just gearing up to dig into the money from income tax refunds.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 9:32:21 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stand on your feet all day just to find out the dept. manager is not pleased. Oh well, they pay ‘em a paycheck, but no wonder many people are not happy in life.

Tis only for a season...


24 posted on 02/12/2014 9:36:38 PM PST by Cedar
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To: cripplecreek

“I guess with the coming spring, people are expected to make home improvements.”

It seems people in my area have stopped investing any significant sums in their homes because they no longer believe they will recover the costs when they sell them; years ago you could notice the added value quickly.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 5:00:03 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I didn’t have much choice and the $1800 it cost me is still hurting.

The people I bought the house from had installed a big 5x5 picture window that leaked and was rotting the framing and floor under it.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 5:08:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I understand; at this point that is the only type of work getting done. Discretionary projects, like discretionary income, are a thing of the past in many regions.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 5:10:42 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is really sad about reading this is I have a friend that had his hours cut to part-time, lost his health insurance and now can’t afford 3 of his prescriptions....and he works for Home Depot.

Hiring 80,000 part time employees? Sad, sad, sad.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 6:13:54 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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Never heard of someone getting their hours “cut to part time”. You are either hired as part time (usual) or full time (rare) or hired as part time and “promoted” to full time (also fairly rare, but it happens). If you are full time then you are guaranteed 40 hours.

HD hires tons of folk every spring. They hire 80,000 with the idea that 40,000-60,000 will make it through orientation (so about an extra 20-30 people per operating unit). Most of them will not be watering plants or any knowledge intensive job. They will likely be cashiers and loaders.

My HD has about 20 long term associates who have been there since the beginning. It’s unfortunate that some of you have received less than exemplary service, but HD has to compete in the market, so they pay less now (the Wal-Mart model) and have less help available.


29 posted on 02/13/2014 6:26:40 AM PST by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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