Lowe's and Home Depot plan to hire seasonal workers

FILE - In this June 29, 2016, file photo, customers walk toward a Lowe's store in Hialeah, Fla. Lowe's reports financial results Wednesday, Nov. 16. Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches. Lowe's will hold a hiring event Feb. 21, 2018, at its locations throughout the U.S., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, people approach an entrance to a Home Depot store in Bellingham, Mass. Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches. The Home Depot Inc., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, unveiled a new app that allows job-seekers to self-schedule an interview. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NEW YORK — Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.

Mooresville, North Carolina-based Lowe's Cos. plans to hire more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers to meet demand at its more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. It will hold a hiring event Feb. 21 at its locations throughout the U.S., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Atlanta-based The Home Depot Inc. plans to hire over 80,000 seasonal workers at its more than 2,280 stores. The company on Wednesday unveiled a new app that allows job-seekers to self-schedule an interview. The tool has been in pilot testing since November.

Lowe's employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S., while Home Depot employs more than 400,000 people.

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