MOORESVILLE, N.C.-- Lowe's announced today it plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the United States during spring – the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry.

Seasonal jobs are focused on customer service and include cashiers, lawn and garden employees, loaders, and stockers. Most seasonal employees will work an estimated 20 or more hours per week. Experience in any of the home improvement trades is a plus.

Seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer months, typically from February until September, when weather has improved and customers are tackling both indoor and outdoor home improvement projects. The company plans to hire and train new seasonal employees on a market-by-market basis. Hiring has already begun in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona where warmer, spring-like temperatures are beginning.

"As spring arrives, our stores are stocked with products homeowners use for their indoor and outdoor projects. To help make shopping and selection easier, we want our stores staffed with knowledgeable employees who'll provide exceptional service for customers," said Scott Purvis, Lowe's vice president, human resources operations.

The online community CareerBliss listed Lowe's among "The10 Happiest Retailers To Work For In 2014." Available positions are being posted and applications accepted online at www.lowes.com/careers. Information about seasonal opportunities is also available via Twitter @LowesCareers.

About Lowe's
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe's has more than 1,835 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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