The Home Depot® launches new tool that allows job applicants to self-schedule interviews as it seeks to fill more than 80,000 positions

ATLANTA, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® has launched a new tool that allows job applicants to self-schedule in-person interviews as the company works to fill more than 80,000 positions for its busy spring selling season.

Using the tool, which is available 24/7 on any device, candidates who have completed an application for an open job in a Home Depot store or distribution center can easily choose the most convenient interview appointment available. About 80 percent of The Home Depot’s candidates have taken advantage of the tool since the pilot began this past November.

“Just as we’re continuously evolving to meet the changing expectations of our customers, we’re harnessing new technologies to do the same for job seekers,” said Tim Hourigan, EVP – Human Resources. “This consumer-like experience helps us hire the best talent to serve our customers.”

Candidate Self-Service is the latest in a series of enhancements The Home Depot has made to its application process. Last spring, the company saw a 50 percent increase in candidates after rolling out its 15-minute application, Mobile Apply and Text-to-Apply capabilities.

The Home Depot is also enhancing its onboarding experience this spring with the introduction of PocketGuide for associate training, a mobile application that leverages gamification to help associates learn while they’re in the aisles. PocketGuide delivers product knowledge and learning activities to the palm of an associate’s hand, significantly reducing backroom training. The application is rolling out to all garden associates for this spring season and will expand to more store departments throughout 2018.

Job seekers can visit careers.homedepot.com/retailjobs for a list of seasonal and permanent opportunities in their area. The time associates accrue during their seasonal assignments generally applies to eligibility for benefits like profit-sharing bonuses and vacation if they transition to a permanent role with The Home Depot.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,284 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index. 

SOURCE The Home Depot

CarMax, Inc. starts hiring for the company’s new store in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-1-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is hiring more than 75 positions for the company’s new store in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. CarMax is looking for individuals ready to start a rewarding career with the company and is offering sign-on bonuses ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 for technicians who apply before February 28.

The new store, which is more than 40,000-square-feet, is located at 6900 Lakeland Avenue North. It will be the first store in Minnesota and is scheduled to open in March 2015. Applications are now being accepted for the new positions on the retailer’s website at www.carmax.com/twincities. CarMax is a growing company focused on personal and professional development and offers one-of-a-kind career opportunities that sets it apart from other retailers.

Who is CarMax Hiring?

· CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.

· Available positions include sales, business office, and a variety of service operations positions that include inventory, service advisors, and technicians.

· Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s,

Wal-Mart and Macy’s.

  • Technician positions require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.
  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect.

 

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • To see a video with first-hand accounts from CarMax associates, visit the YouTube page at youtube.com/carmax.
  • CarMax will contact applicants and set up interviews after an initial review of applications.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 10 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 143 superstores in 72 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2014, the company retailed 526,929 used cars and sold 342,576 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact

Michelle Ellwood, CarMax Public Relations, (804) 747-0422 ext. 4139
pr@carmax.com

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