Lowe’s to add call center jobs

Lowe’s will be adding 275 jobs to its call center in Wilkesboro, N.C., according to an article in The Business Journal of Greensboro/Winston-Salem.

The company plans for the new hires to help customers who require assistance with online purchases or service on appliances and outdoor power equipment.

The call center now has more than 700 employees, the article said, up from 350 in January 2010. Adding in another 275 jobs will bring the total close to 1,000 by year-end.

Last month, the Mooresville, N.C.-based home improvement retailer said it would cut approximately 1,700 store-level management jobs across the country, while adding 8,000 to 10,000 part-time positions during peak shopping hours.