Home Depot, Lowes hiring in anticipation of busy spring seasonby Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The nation's big-box home improvement stores are hiring in anticipation an expected busy spring shopping season.
Both Lowes and Home Depot are hiring tens of thousands of temporary, part-time workers nationwide.
Home Depot spokeswoman Jean Niemi said the company will hire about 900 people in Minnesota, primarily in the Twin Cities metro.
She said some of those employees could eventually get permanent jobs.
"There is always that possibility that if a store has a need for permanent positions that people could go on to find permanent employment within the Home Depot," Niemi said.
Niemi said the company wants to have all its temporary workers hired by March 1.
Home Depot will issue its fourth-quarter results next week, and analysts expect the company to post its strongest sales figures in five years.
Lowes is also planning to add seasonal workers at its 13 Minnesota stores.