Home Depot News – Spring 2016
Home Depot Announces Spring Hiring Initiative and New Cardholder Benefits
Whether you’re a customer of The Home Depot or a job seeker, there’s some good news coming from the Atlanta, Georgia home improvement retail giant.
The biggest news is for job seekers. Those hoping to land a Home Depot job are coming in at the right time as 80,000 new hires are expected for the upcoming Spring season. While these are temporary seasonal jobs, there is plenty of reason for those needing permanent employment to toss their name in the hat.
Last year, more than half the Spring hires stayed on as permanent employees. If you’re coming in with experience and/or ambition, there’s room for growth considering more than 70% of store managers started as hourly employees. Among the benefits of working in a Home Depot career is their “Success Sharing” profit sharing program that includes hourly employees. If you’re looking to continue your education while working, tuition reimbursement is also offered.
Prospective applicants looking for a Home Depot job need to apply online. Don’t try to go in completely unprepared. The company’s Built From Scratch website offers a map of where hires are taking place and interview tips. Coming in with knowledge about the position and company you’re applying for always gets you off on the right foot. The push is starting now, but some districts anticipate hiring into May.
Home Depot Cardholder Benefits
Both consumer and commercial Home Depot credit card holders started reaping new benefits on January 25.
The Home Depot has teamed up with Shell to offer Fuel Rewards. Gas savings are simple – for every $100 you spend at the Home Depot, you’ll save $0.10 per gallon at Shell Stations. If you’re like us, spending $100 in a trip is no problem. Picking up materials along with the new Ridgid Stealth Force Pulse Driver could save you $0.40 or $0.50 per gallon on your next fill up – that’s a nice bonus! This one is only available to commercial cardholders.
Commercial cardholders now benefit from 60 days with no interest when you pay your invoices in full. We get it, and so does The Home Depot – it takes time for purchase invoices to get processed through the office, double checked for accuracy, assigned to the correct job, and paid. With a full 60 days from the date of invoice, you may see that panicked look on your bookkeeper’s face less often.
Commercial and consumer cardholders also have a full year to return unwanted items. For most mortals, The Home Depot offers a 90 day return policy, but cardholders now have 365 days. Returns will have the amount of the purchase credited back to the card. Check out the Return Policy for full details.