HOME DEPOT TO HIRE 70,000
This is the headline blaring across the Marketwatch website at this moment. WOW!!!! This is absolutely fantastic news. This surely heralds an amazing jobs recovery. RIGHT?
Not Quite. The article goes on to describe the hiring of 70,000 “seasonal workers”. That is still good news, but someone with critical thinking skills might ask – don’t they do this every year? The article conveniently leaves out how many seasonal workers were hired last year.
After two minutes of research I found out they hired 70,000 seasonal workers last year too.
So, they’ve increased their seasonal hiring by exactly 0% over last year. No wonder the MSM feels the need to have a massive headline with this information.
Do you think someone is trying to spin our dire economic situation just a little? I get more revolted by the day at what passes for journalism in this country.
(Reuters) – Home Depot (HD.N) said it plans to recruit more than 70,000 seasonal workers for the key spring selling season, in line with its hiring last year.
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.”