Lowe’s Looks to Add 50,000 New Jobs During National Hiring Day Event

By Thomas Price Thursday, April 29, 2021

With the United States (US) economy finally recovering as vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic continue to move forward, many companies are hiring en masse to help expand business for 2021. Home improvement company Lowe’s is making major plans to bring on more workers as the spring season sets in. This effort will help the company continue to recover following a solid Q4 report in February.

The front of  Lowe's store.

Lowe’s and National Hiring Day

With home improvement projects rising in the warmer seasons, the company plans on taking on at least 50,000 new employees during a National Hiring Day event that Lowe’s has scheduled for May 4. The event will take place in-person at stores across the United States (US) from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. that night. The home improvement company plans to offer positions that will include seasonal part-time work as well as full-time jobs.

Anyone above the age of 18 will be eligible for employment from Lowe’s and will receive opportunities to talk to hiring managers and associates about what positions will best fit them. The home improvement business plans on hiring several candidates on the spot, while thousands of others will receive a response from Lowe’s within the days that follow.

Lowe’s has made several efforts in the past few years to create long-standing company loyalty by offering health, welfare, and financial benefits to both full-time and part-time employees. On top of competitive pay, the business also offers quarterly profit sharing to all employees, a benefit that sets Lowe’s apart from many other companies within similar industries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the home improvement business provided nearly $1.3 billion worth of support to communities, safety infrastructure, and employees.

When commenting on the new hiring initiative, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the home improvement company, Janice Dupré, said, “National Hiring Day has been a simple and convenient way for any job seeker to apply for an open role, get to know us and begin a career with Lowe's. Our associates drive our success in making homes better for all, and we are committed to enabling everyone who touches our business to thrive and contribute to that success."

Recent Success from the Company

Lowe’s has found strong success as the pandemic waned in the US in recent months. In the company’s Q4 report, the company generated over $20 billion in total revenue, showing the resiliency of the business. The adaptations that the company made during the pandemic allowed not only for revenues to maintain, but to also build the staff.

In fact, Lowe’s added over 90,000 new employees over the course of last year, even as many other companies furloughed or fired a large number of their employees in attempts to save money.

The efforts made by the company during the pandemic helped the business receive an award from Fortune as the Number 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer. Lowe’s was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

About the Author

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Tom Price is a writer focusing on Entertainment and Sports Features. He has a degree from NYU in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He has been previously published for Washington Square News, Dignitas, CBR, and Numbers on the Boards.

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