Lowe's Plans to Hire 65,000 New Associates in 2019

Mooresville, NC, January 7, 2018-Lowe’s has announced plans to hire more than 65,000 associates this year to improve customer service and product availability. 

Supporting the growth strategy recently announced by the company’s leadership, Lowe’s hiring investments include:

  • More than 50,000 seasonal positions as Lowe’s positions itself as the go-to home improvement retailer for customers’ spring indoor and outdoor projects. 
  • Nearly 10,000 permanent associates as part of a merchandising service team (MST) focused on best-in-class inventory management, which includes the execution of critical tasks such as general bay service and resets. The implementation of the MST will improve in-stock availability and allow Red Vest associates to spend more time serving customers by reducing time spent on tasks.
  • Approximately 6,000 full-time assistant store manager and department supervisor roles to improve customer service and leadership.
  • More than 2,000 technology roles, including software engineers, data scientists and other digital positions, to build and enhance core technology capabilities and deliver on our omnichannel strategy. The first 500 of these technology positions will be posted and filled throughout 2019.

As part of this strategic effort, the company has reduced some in-store support functions to simplify operations, including discontinuing the project specialist interiors program. The company will continue to provide interior installations, such as cabinets, countertops and flooring, as well as its project specialist exteriors program to support customers in exterior projects such as roofing, siding, fencing and windows.