Lowe's to hire 54,000 workers for spring season

ATLANTA (AP) – The home improvement retailer Lowe's plans to hire 54,000 part-time workers this spring, and company officials say they expect 9,000 of the jobs to become permanent positions. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the company's hiring plans reflect a gradual turnaround in the housing market, a rebound in the economy and an improving job market. The Mooresville, N.C.-based company has 63 stores in Georgia. The company will hire around 26 workers per store for the spring and summer. Lowe's employs about 8,500 workers in Georgia. It has a distribution center in Valdosta, and another distribution center will open in Rome later this year.
Executives with the company say workers being hired include cashiers, lawn and garden specialists, loaders and stockers.


More Local

Plant Yates to shut down coal units by mid-April

Georgia Power Plant Yates will officially stop burning coal no later than April 15. Units 1-5 have already stopped being used for “nor ... Read More


Grey Matters dinner filled with insight, laughter

The Grey Matters dinner event, held at The Newnan Centre on Friday, brought a unique perspective to those in attendance. Cowetans were given ... Read More


major bills still in play

Legislative session almost over

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session is almost over. There are two more “legislative days” in the session: Tuesday and Thur ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Family of editor Cates visits first lady

Adolphus Boardman Cates, who published The Newnan Herald for six years in the late 1800s, was a man with many business interests. In additio ... Read More


Locals preview PBS cancer miniseries

Last week, board members of Lights for Linda Luminarias visited the Atlanta Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to preview a summar ... Read More

West Coweta home damaged by fire

No injuries were reported after authorities responded to a West Coweta house fire on Saturday evening. About 7:00 p.m., the Coweta County Fi ... Read More