The history of Home Depot started few decades back, when Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank wished to realize their dream of one-stop shopping for customers. Their vision of the do-it-yourselfer retail stores became a reality on June 22, 1979 when they founded 2 Home Depot Stores in Atlanta, Georgia. The greater customer appeal, rapid development and expansion during 1980s and 1990s boosted the growth of the stores, and by 1989, the number of the home improvement specialty stores reached 100 stores. The retailer also made a foray in overseas countries by entering Canada.
Today, Home Depot locates in 50 states, the DC, U.S. Virgin Islands and, Puerto Rico, and out of the country, the retail stores chain has presence in 10 provinces of Canada, China and Mexico. There are total 2,252 home improvement stores inside and outside the country, dealing in more than 300,000 products. The stores operate in three formats:
· Do-it-yourself (D-I-Y) customers
· Do-it-for-me (D-I-F-M) customers
· Professional customers
Home Depot went public by listing with the NASDAQ in 1981,and the New York Stock Exchange (NSE) in 1984. The Corporate Office of the company locates in 2455 Paces Ferry Rd, NW Atlanta, GA 30339.
The home improvement retail stores chain is well-known for offering hundreds of employments generously throughout the company. The key areas that provide a number of career building opportunities include Retail, Supply Chain, Call Centres, Merchandising and Corporate.
Retail – There are both hourly and management Positions available in the Retail. The applicants can apply for Hourly Associate, Assistant Manager, Store manager and Department supervisor jobs.
Distribution Centre- The centre is responsible for overseeing incoming and outgoing inventory to ensure smooth running of the stores. The applicants can apply for Hourly and management positions including Office Associates, Operations Manager, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, HR and Supervisor positions.
Call Centre- The applicants can submit their Application for Customer Service Representatives in Call Centres.
Merchandising – This department offers part-time positions for Merchandising Execution Associate (MEA), and Merchandising Execution Area Supervisor (MEAS) full-time positions.
Corporate Careers- The applicants wishing to work in office settings can apply to various positions in Corporate Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, Finance, Product Brand Development, Social media and others.
In addition, Career opportunities are also available in Home Depot Affiliate companies – Home Depot Direct, Home Decorators Collection, Home Services and Military Careers.
The Career Page of the company provides Job search options for applying jobs in Home Depot. They can search current positions through categories – Search by Keywords, Search by Requisition, Select Location (S) and select functional Areas (S). The applicants must complete various steps for their Job Application process.
If you are applying for hourly positions in the store, you can submit your application through Stores Opportunities section of the Career Search Page, or visit Career Centre Kiosk and apply for the current openings. In order to apply Management positions, you can visit Career Search Page, Select Corporate Section and apply.
You must also remember that you will be only allowed to search jobs if you register on the Career Page with Users ID and Password. The next step requires you to Log In through your Registration ID, prepare /update your Career Depot profile and submit it by completing the application process. You can also enclose your resume with the application, and if the HR team finds your application fitting the current opening and applied job, you will be contacted and asked to attend the Interviews. The selected candidates are offered attractive salaries and numerous Employees Benefits.