Will you apply for temp spot at Home Depot?

Home Depot will hire more than 60,000 temporary workers, including 1,500 in Atlanta, to help with its busy spring season, AJC staffer Arielle Kass is reporting.

That brings up two questions for you:

Although not permanent, will you apply given the tough job market out there? Or will you keep looking for a permanent spot somewhere?

If you’re a homeowner, are you one of those that will help prop up the retailer’s busiest season? With what type of project?

- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat

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February 15th, 2011
11:05 am

As I’ve commented here before we may be witnessing the emergence of a new economic model… The Temporary Economy”. This model is centered around cyclical events e.g., Christmas, Halloween, Spring, Back-to-school etc. It is characterized by temporary products, services, facilities, and a temporary workforce. The goal for the job seeker is to synch their lives, skills, knowledge and experience with this new model.


What ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 15th, 2011
1:37 pm

Thats about it too. And they dont pay very well. They want you to work their hours and dont allow for advancement. I dont know to many people who will leave their newly aquired welfare system called unemployment for life to work at a part time Home Depot job.

Oh and the people just starting out, well forget it. If you dont know someone then you can forget getting hired anywhere. I know, I have been looking now for a year. Good luck find the entry level jobs or general labor jobs. They either dont exist or they are being given to illegals.


February 15th, 2011
1:58 pm

I will NOT apply the jobs at HD. It is a sweat shop!


February 15th, 2011
2:07 pm

Apply for a Job? No Way, My Man!

President Oboma is going to take care of everything I need.

Road Scholar

February 15th, 2011
2:07 pm

First, the headline of the article says that HD adds 60,00 jobs. No, they ARE GOING TO ADD 60,000 jobs;this remains to be seen. Second, they are part time jobs, probably at minimum wage. Third, will they be trained or will the jobs be like the untrained workers that now work there? When was the last time you saw a HD worker offer their help? Most run the other way when seeing a customer!

temp job

February 15th, 2011
2:33 pm

When my unemployment runs out in 7 months, I might apply—but they probably don’t pay enough to make it worthwhile. Plus, if the government extends unemployment I’ll miss out if I take some low rent home depot job dealing with a bunch of rif raf all day.


February 15th, 2011
2:36 pm

have over 30 year’s in construction, been to both H.D and Lowe’s and guess what, not even a call back. wonder why?.

Telly s. Chukes

February 15th, 2011
2:41 pm

Enter your comments here Yes, i would love to have a part-time job you my call me at 407-431-5345 cell #


February 15th, 2011
2:47 pm

I did that a few years ago for another home improvement chain and it was like slavery. We had no water outside, it was hot, customers wanted us to put items in cars that would not fit, example a pallet of grass in a car. It was hot as H$#!!! outside and only a water hose to drink out of. Customers were irate when they bought a new truck and wanted us to put garden items such as flowers, dirt bags, trees, straw, in the truck but did not want ANY DIRT to spill on the cabin area or bed.


February 15th, 2011
3:17 pm

The time to work for them has long passed. The original workers retired millionaires.

No home improvements here. Still trying to pay for Christmas!


February 15th, 2011
3:37 pm

thinking about it.


February 15th, 2011
4:25 pm

I agree with Quantavius. Why should I go try to find a job? I’m on week 69 of unemployment income. I still have 30 weeks to go before I have to find a job.

The Truth

February 16th, 2011
8:41 am

It is a sad day when people want to accept unemployment vs getting out and working because the opportunities available offer less compensation. Everyone has to chose the option that is best for them, adn I understand your plite because with a minimum wage job you have to factor in transportation, lunch, auto maintanence, and lets not forget gas @ $3.20 per gallon. It is not a balanced equation and people now have to choose the lesser of both evils. Pay good American people a decent wage and then these postions will be filled and worked accordingly. Til then you will get people who don’t give a damn helping you @ HD because they are concerned as to how they are going to get home after their shift because they don’t HAVE GAS IN THEIR CAR IN THE PARKING LOT! 60k temp jobs sounds good for a headline but is far from good in the big picture!

The Truth

February 16th, 2011
8:59 am

Food for thought: OPTION #1: Min Wage $7.25/hr x 40 hrs (full time that is)= $290 per week gross x 4= $1160 per month Gross (Before Uncle Sam pick pockets you)
OPTION #2: Unemployment $333/week x 4= $1332
Now which one would you choose considering with the job that you will not get 40 hrs per week because then they would have to pay benefits, and with the job you have to pay for transpo, gas, lunch, daycare if you have kids, auto up keep etc. This is the American reality. It is not that people don’t want to work, but again they have to make a choice as to the lesser of both evils. Unemployment or a slave wage p/t job with no benefits that over work & under compensates you!! So I can’t argue with my bloggers as to why they are not excited about the HD sweat shop opportunities…. Which do you choose?


February 16th, 2011
9:47 am

Even though most people I associate with would rather have a job, as opposed to drawing unemployment, The Truth hit the nail squarely on the head. It’s more economically feasible for many to draw unemployment than to work a minimum wage job when all of the intangibles are calculated. As a accountant, I’ve had to advise several clients in that manner.

Desperate for work

February 16th, 2011
11:09 am

Well I just had my interview….I will take anything at this point….the lady who interviewed me was rude as hell, and not very professional! Guess they feel as though they can treat u anyway they want because they know us unemployed folks will pretty much have no choice but to put up with it if we want the job!

Ben There

February 16th, 2011
3:58 pm

Unemployment sucks the life out of you so I’m thankful for the UI benefits ($330/wk). I’m 60 years old with no college education but I’ve always had a great work ethic. I average submitting ~30 resumes per week, even to the jobs that I don’t meet the education requirements. I don’t understand the complaints about working in the heat & drinking from the water hose. Beats sitting on the sofa & lowering my IQ by watching tv all day. Besides, you can get in better physical condition & maybe even learn something new.

depot dumb

February 17th, 2011
1:32 am

most of the morons that work at home depot these days don’t know the difference between a crescent wrench, crescent roll and crescent moon. They are just there making minimum wage, standing around clueless about real questions. Maybe this new group will understand how to do things with the products they sell.