LITTLE ROCK, AR - In tonight's Job Alert, spring is Lowe's busiest time of the year and to handle all of the extra business, the home improvement giant wants to hire 40,000 seasonal employees.
Usually, Lowe's waits until next month to beef up its staff, but thanks to the mild temperatures, it's hiring right now.
"I'm building an outside chair," said one shopper.
"Building a gate," explained another.
"We're dreaming of a kitchen. We just haven't gotten very far with it," said one customer.
With dozens of do-it-yourselfers at the Bryant Lowe's Sunday, it makes sense the company is in the middle of a big hiring blitz. It wants to add 40,000 new employees company-wide next month.
"As long as you come in and you're a people person, we can do something with that," says Lowe's manager James Harp.
Harp wants to hire thirty to forty people in Bryant who work well with others for the lawn and garden section, cash registers and backroom. Lowe's will train you, and experience is not required.
"Seasonal buildup is basically a big focus on our lawn and garden area, so any kind of plant knowledge would be a bonus. We also do a buildup on the front end. Our cashier customers support area, and then, we also have some back end positions. Receiving and stuff like that," adds Harp.
You absolutely need good customer service skills to help families like the Southwells, who are attempting to build a wooden fence. It's something they've never done before.
"We just moved in, so we're trying to figure it all out," said Winston Southwell.
Lowe's needs seasonal help through September, but that can vary based on how business does this spring. You can work anywhere from 20 to 30 hours a week.
Apply at careers.lowes.com