Lowe's gets ready for spring, too

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's is hiring 50,000 seasonal employees to handle the spring rush. That's on top of the 8,000 to 10,00 weekend employees that the company is bringing on board permanently as part of its recently announced restructuring.

A Lowe's spokeswoman confirmed the figures, which had previously been reported in various media outlets. 

Both Lowe's and Atlanta-based Home Depot regularly hire tens of thousands for the spring season, the busiest season in home center retailing. Home Depot last week announced it was hiring 60,000 part timers for its spring season.