Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank founded the Home Depot in 1978. The two stores of the company started operating in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 22, 1979. As of January 29, 2012, the Home Depot is world's largest home improvement specialty full-service, warehouse-style retail stores chain in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, selling assortment of home improvement appliances, construction materials, lawn and garden, and services. The stocks of the company are traded on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) under acronym HD, and also included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes.
Home Depot was operating 2,252 stores nationally and globally in the beginning of 2012, which included 1,974 stores in the United States, 91 stores in Mexico, 180 stores in Canada and 7 stores in China. The company serves three types of shoppers in the store including, do-it-yourself (D-I-Y) shoppers, do-it-for-me (D-I-F-M) and professional shoppers.
There are massive employment opportunities throughout the 1,974 Home Depot stores in the United States. In addition to more than 300,000 employees working globally in the stores, the company is also planning to hire over 70,000 temporary workers in the United States to serve the customers in the spring selling season.
A job applicant can submit Home Depot Job Application for different positions in the home development specialty Stores, Distribution Centers, Call Centers and Corporate office of the company. The jobs can be applied by submitting an online Home Depot Job Application, visiting career center kiosks or through the Career Depot of the company.
Career Depot System
Career Depot System of the company is designed to hire internal associates wishing to apply for hourly, Stores, Distribution Centers, Retail Management, Corporate and other positions. If you are applying jobs through the Career Depot as a first time user, you must:
· Create a User ID and Password
· Log in
· Create a profile with past and present work experience and academic qualifications.
Applicants are also offered options to copy and paste resume and cover letter along with the created profile.
If you are an Internal User, you can log in with your existing User ID and Password.
You must also remember that the User ID remains valid for one year before it gets expired on the Career Depot.
The employees are offered various personal and professionals Benefits, such as No Weekend Working - Monday through Friday work week, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Medical and Dental Benefits and Tuition Reimbursement for full time workers.
Home Depot also does not offer uniform salaries to all its employees. The salaries vary depending on numerous factors such as work position, professional experience and volume of the business and market where the store is located. The number of working hours for part-time positions for seasonal employees also varies widely.