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Spring Sparks Seasonal Job Hiring

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With spring’s arrival and summer not far behind, seasonal employment opportunities are popping up all over. Spring ushers in business related to nicer weather and the needs of people seeking outdoor activities and ways to spruce up their homes.

In order to meet the demands of consumers, many businesses increase their offerings for certain products and services. Home improvement, sports and recreation, and tourism are some of the industries that hire temporary and part-time workers to handle the seasonal lift. 

The Home Depot announced in February that it would hire and train more than 60,000 seasonal associates during the months of February and March, while rival Lowe’s said it would hire 50,000 seasonal employees this spring.

Big-box chain retailers like The Home Depot and Lowe’s are not the only businesses ramping up for their biggest season of the year; landscaping, lawn-care, and garden businesses are also boosting their efforts. These businesses usually need additional help in a variety of areas, including maintenance, customer service, and sales. For example, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading marketer of lawn and garden products, will offer lawn technician and retail sales jobs at locations throughout the country.

While beautifying the home is important, getting out of the house will become more of a priority for people as the temperatures warm and the sun starts shining more. Tourism and hospitality businesses must keep up with the growing number of spring and summer travelers, making it a peak season for job seekers too. Spring is also a time for more recreational activities; local, state, and national parks and recreation departments prepare by hiring more employees.

In addition to these industries, there are usually plenty of seasonal employment opportunities offered in ballparks, amusement parks, and event venues.

Author: Darice Britt

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