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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:18 AM

Home Depot to hire 70,000

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/12/news/companies/home_depot_hiring/index.htm?iid=HP_Highlight&hpt=hp_t1

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Get those orange aprons ready for the spring cleaning rush.

Home Depot announced Thursday it plans to hire 70,000 temporary workers at its U.S. stores to handle its spring selling season, the busiest time of the year for the home improvement chain.





How do you like them numbers Mitt?

Yes its temporary but still a good good sign.

I wonder what Intrade will do with this news.

Republicans having heart failure all over the country with this good news.

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grantcart Jan 2012 OP
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #1
Firebrand Gary Jan 2012 #2
greyl Jan 2012 #3
JNelson6563 Jan 2012 #8
CreekDog Jan 2012 #4
csziggy Jan 2012 #7
Sherman A1 Jan 2012 #5
Grateful for Hope Jan 2012 #6
aaaaaa5a Jan 2012 #9
a kennedy Jan 2012 #10
Robb Jan 2012 #11

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:31 AM

1. Sounds great, but looks like they won't all show up on Pelosi's


Jobs Bikini Chart graph all in the same month, probably some on the January chart and some on the February chart
Would have been even better if they were all shown on the chart in the month. Can't tell for sure by what's in the article though.

Excerpt:
The spring shopping season at Home Depot (HD, Fortune 500) is like the holiday shopping season for the typical retailer. It starts in mid-February in the warmer states, and by March in the northern parts of the country, and runs through July 4.


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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:49 AM

2. Read between the lines.

Its Home Depot (Massive GOP contributor) and the work is temporary. What goes up, must come down. It's an election year!

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:27 AM

3. Last year they only added 60,000.

http://www.startribune.com/business/116237219.html
Decent point though.

Checking other years...

Ok, from 2010!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Home Depot laying off 1,000 nationwide
For the third consecutive January, Home Depot has handed out pink slips, on Wednesday announcing 1,000 job layoffs company wide.

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Since the housing market began to crash, the home improvement giant has cut nearly 20 percent of its Atlanta corporate headquarters workforce, or about 1,150 people. There are now 4,300 employed there.

http://www.ajc.com/business/home-depot-laying-off-283844.html


So, looks like the 70,000 temps to be hired is actual good news.

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Response to greyl (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

8. Wow! That's a sharp contrast!

I also think people getting tax refunds gives a big boost to stores like HD. When I was married we did a home improvement project every year out of our tax refund. I think a lot of people do that.

Julie

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 04:51 AM

4. this is how many people it requires to help people thru the 2000 self checkout machines

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 12:52 AM

7. They still have those anywhere?

They took them out of the store here - guys with carts of lumber kept trying to use them and it took more time to sort that out than it was worth!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 05:13 AM

5. Temp jobs to be sure,

but it's better than nothing and perhaps some will get on to more permanent positions. As much as I dislike HD, this is in the right direction.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:28 PM

6. K&R

I think this is good news, and it could lead to some of the temp workers becoming permanent.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 12:19 PM

9. Oh goody!


I'm sure people will be able to support their families on 8-9 dollar an hour jobs, at 33 hours per week, with no health insurance. Sure... no problem at all.

We all should thank Home Depot. All hail the job creators!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 04:11 PM

10. They'll all be kids that don't know a thing

I love my local Hardware Hank store....all the people who work in it are knowledgeable about anything I ask.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 05:36 PM

11. Mine used to be that way, but everyone retires sometime.

Interestingly I had some good help at my big box visit a few months ago, although not as I expected.

Turned out the guy helping me find goodies for my massively unsafe but terribly fun rope swing project got laid off a few years prior from his job as an insurance adjuster -- and had fallen back on his carpentry knowledge to work in the big box store. Real nice guy, helped me figure everything out and then gave me some ideas to skirt liability issues -- lock on the rope to avoid an "attractive nuisance," carabiner clips to bring the swing in at night, etc.

Funny old world.

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