AUSTIN (KXAN) - There is big news for people looking for jobs in Central Texas.
Home Depot is hiring 80,000 seasonal employees across the nation. That includes 585 in the Austin area to kick off the upcoming spring season.
Home Depot spokeswoman Kim Leslie said about half of these seasonal jobs traditionally turn into permanent positions with the company.
In addition, Home Depot has an effort to match military veterans with job spots. The Online Military Skills Translator portion of the company matches unique military skills with positions within the company.
Both the skills translator and a calendar of the military hiring events can be found online.
Leslie said seasonal associates will be assigned responsibilities based on their previous retail or home improvement experience and based on the needs of individual stores.
If you're interested, you can apply online by selecting "In-Store Hourly" in Austin and then clicking the "Search" feature.
Leslie said Home Depot is already accepting applications.
More about Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,256 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
In fiscal 2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates.
The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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