Project Jobs: Looking for seasonal work? Plenty of Colorado companies are hiring
DENVER — If you’re looking for a temporary job this springs, a lot of Colorado companies have posted the “Help Wanted” sign.
Home Depot is hiring 1,600 part time, seasonal workers statewide to work in the lawn and garden department. Nationwide, the company is hiring 70,000. The positions are for 20 hours a week. And experience isn’t necessary.
“It’s their interaction… can they come, can they talk to our customers, we’ll give them the training they need,” said Jeremy Bixler, manager of Home Depot’s Stapleton store in Denver.
And while some might turn up their nose at retail jobs, consider this:
“We literally have a rocket scientist on staff here. We have a ton of professional people that consider this their second or third career, and then a number of people that still hold down professional jobs full time, that work part time evenings and weekends,” said Angelo Radich, a Home Depot worker.
On a recent weekday, the Stapleton store held a job fair, with 40 applicants from all walks of life, from recent college grads, to older workers looking to reinvent themselves.
Across the board, for seasonal workers, the employment picture is looking up. Places like Jamba Juice are hiring 2,500 people nationwide. And here in Colorado, Alpine Access, a home-based call center, and Dish network, tell us they’re ramping up spring hiring, too.
Then there are the summertime staples… swimming pools and golf courses. Plenty of jobs are available in those fields too. Denver Country Club just held a job fair, and nearly 100 people showed up… for just 25 positions.
“It is always nice that we’re able to give employment to people, at least for 6 or 8 months,” said Cheryl Pas, head of human resources at the country club.
And depending on the company, that temporary employment can turn into a full time job. If you get in the door, and show them you’re a good worker.
For more information on how to apply for a job at Home Depot, click here.
And for more local seasonal jobs available now, click here.
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