Monday, May 23, 2011

Lowe's: We're hiring IT professionals

Lowe's Inc. announced Monday that it plans to hire up to 300 information technology professionals, beefing up its digital workforce as the role e-commerce plays in its business continues to grow.

The jobs will be based in Mooresville, where Lowe's is headquartered, and will include engineers, application developers, managers and others. Lowe's said 150 of the hires will be for new positions. The company currently has about 1,000 IT workers on staff. If you're interested in applying, visit this site.

Lowe's, which operates about 1,750 stores, is trying to grow its business in the face of strong economic headwinds. The housing market hasn't come close to recovering (in fact, its taking what many believe is the much-feared double-dip), and consumers still aren't back to the heady days of spending $25,000 for a kitchen remodel on a whim.

That's left Lowe's to focus on customers planning small jobs, generally less than $500. The company has grown its website and its presence of Facebook to connect with customers and sell to them outside of a traditional store. Company executives have also spoken about the importance of turning the company from a brick-and-mortar retailer to a multi-channel, home improvement provider.

In a statement, chief information officer Mike Brown said: “The walls of our stores have expanded as our customers and employees rely on technology to plan and execute their home improvement needs."


Anonymous said...

Great news! Good see our locally HQ'd companies beefing up their staffs. Are you listening Bank of America?