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We're Hiring: Lowe's looking to staff KC area stores

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 07:30:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lowe's is getting ready for a very busy spring season and is looking to hire about a thousand people in the Kansas City area.

The jobs include many seasonal positions, as well as some part-time and full-time positions.

"Anything from stacking mulch, and watering plants, selling grills or lawnmowers," said Casey Spitler, store manager of Lowe's in Independence. "Great people that are really successful, we have a really high retention rate on, on our seasonal hires."

Both Spitler and Brad Gilbert, the store manager of Lowe's in Liberty, said they worked their way up in the company.

"No experience. I was a college student," Spitler said. "I was gonna be the best high school history teacher you've ever seen and then I fell in love with the job I do now."

Gilbert's story was similar.

"When I first started out with Lowe's, I didn't know if it was gonna be something that I would continue for a career," he said. "Eighteen years later, you know, it supports my family."

Gilbert said not only could these jobs be the first step toward a career but if you are looking for extra work or different hours, they have shifts that might help.

"We have evening shifts available. We have morning shifts available, we have overnight shifts available and then even those mid shifts as well," he said.

Lowe's is having local hiring events at their stores on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can apply online before the event or text "JOBS" to LOWES (56937) to learn about jobs near you and apply. Once you get to the store, an electronic queuing process will help applicants stay socially distant, according to Lowe's.

When asked about COVID-19 safety protocols, a company spokesperson confirmed that employees are required to wear masks, which are provided if needed. They also said safety precautions include changed store layouts to help with social distancing as well as plexiglass shields at registers, increased third-party cleaning and signs asking customers to wear masks and follow social distancing.

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