Lowe’s has announced plans to hire more than 65,000 employees in 2019. In a press release, the company says the new hiring initiative will enable it to “improve customer service and product availability.”
More than 50,000 of these hires will be seasonal workers which Lowe’s says will help the company become “the go-to home improvement retailer for customers’ spring indoor and outdoor projects,” according to the press release.
Approximately 10,000 hires will serve as permanent associates for the Merchandising Service Team (MST). The press release states these workers will be focused on “best-in-class inventory management, which includes the execution of critical tasks such as general bay serve and resets.”
Lowe’s also plans to hire roughly 6,000 full-time assistant store manager and department supervisor roles. The company says these new roles will “improve customer service and leadership.”
The company also plans to hire more than 2,000 technology roles, including software engineers, data scientists and other digital positions, according to the press release. These workers will “enhance core technology capabilities and deliver on our omnichannel strategy.”
“We are sharpening our focus on retail fundamentals and simplifying our business,” says Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “We are investing in key leadership positions across our stores to enhance customer service while also creating jobs that will improve the availability of our most popular products, transform our technology infrastructure and provide more access for customers to the home improvement expertise of our store associates.”