MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s Cos. has announced its intention to hire 65,000 people, but the breakdown of that number reveals about 50,000 of them will be seasonal workers as the retailer ramps up for the busy spring season. Another 1,000 have already been identified to add to Lowe’s tech side of the business.
While that part of the hiring is not expected to impact Canada significantly, the Canadian business will likely want to hire thousands of seasonal workers of its own as the weather gets warmer.
More significantly, the company has stated it will hire nearly 10,000 people to form a “Merchandising Service Team”. The new group will go into stores to manage inventory and restocking.
(Deeper analysis of who Lowe’s is hiring, and why, will appear in Monday’s blazing edition of our weekly Hardlines newsletter. So stay tuned! If you’d like to check out Hardlines weekly yourself for four weeks on us, just click here!―Editor)