Last February, the No. 1 home improvement chain had outlined plans to hire 60,000 seasonal workers for the period. But it eventually ended up hiring about 70,000, according to the company.
Spring is always our busiest selling season, so the hiring number typically doesn't fluctuate significantly from year to year, Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said.
We're getting the word out about a month earlier (this year) so we have more time to recruit, screen and hire.
In November, Home Depot, which competes with Lowe's Cos Inc
Home Depot shares had closed at $43.46 on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Ranjita Ganesan; Editing by Viraj Nair)