Home Depot to hire, train 80K associates

Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 associates this spring, the company announced Feb. 11. Both full-time and part-time positions across the country will become available. To meet demand, the home improvement store touted its training program that can "help associates get up to speed quickly." Benefits for both part-time and full-time associates include tuition reimbursement, backup dependent care for children and elders, and discounts on items, the company stated. After one year of service, all associates are eligible for paid family leave. "More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates, which is a testament to our commitment to growing the careers of our people," Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement.

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