Home Depot hiring more than 700 new employees in metro Atlanta

Home Depot hiring more than 700 new employees in metro Atlanta
Vehicles drive past a now hiring sign as they enter a parking lot for a Home Depot store location, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Boston. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)

GEORGIA — Home Depot announced this week that it is hiring more than 700 hourly associates to fill positions in its Atlanta stores.

The retail chain is looking for 732 customer service workers and people to help fill online and curbside orders.

During the global pandemic, Home Depot put measures in place to ensure the safety of its customers.

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Now, the company is hiring people who will assist in helping reinforce social distancing measures and other guidelines established to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Each new employee who is hired will have on the job training with a focus on how to keep co-workers and customers safe. Those measures include promoting distancing practices in stores by marking floors and adding signage.

Another part of the job for new hires will be to make sure every customer and every employee is wearing a mask.

The hiring announcement comes as the holidays approach. The company said it is extending its major fall promotions, such as Black Friday, by two months to avoid high levels of store traffic at one time.

Anyone interested in working at Home Depot should visit this website: www.careers.homedepot.com/hiring

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