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Home Depot to hire 60,000+ seasonal associates in spring

Atlanta -- The Home Depot said Tuesday it will hire more than 60,000 seasonal associates in time for the company's second annual Spring Black Friday event.

The retailer will implement the spring promotion market-by-market over four different weekends in the spring. The event marks the start of home improvement's busiest shopping season. 

Home Depot said it will hire and train the new seasonal associates in every market during the months of February and March to prepare for the annual promotion. Additionally, the retailer said it will be adding net new permanent full-time and part-time positions to its stores for the second year in a row.

"As we have stated in the past, spring is our Christmas and traffic is at its highest during this season," said Craig Menear, executive VP merchandising. "Hiring seasonal associates and offering door busting deals will ensure our customers have all of the service, know-how and value they need as they look to take on outdoor projects to improve the appearance of their home."