Posted May 08, 2018 04:13:51 A new business model that uses the power of online retailing to get more people online is opening its doors to more people and expanding the size of its workforce.
The retail store chain Home Depot is offering job training and employment services in order to get its 1,500 employees to become self-employed.
The company, which is also looking to expand its workforce to 5,000, says it’s making a big difference with its new model.
“Our goal is to be able to reach 10,000 workers in the next year,” says Tom Condon, Home Depot’s vice president of online marketing.
“We think that people are the future of retail and we think that’s a good place to start.”
Condon says the company is taking a new approach to job training by hiring people to train in an online environment.
Home Depot’s first job fair was held on Monday and will continue on Tuesday.
Home Depot says it expects to open its first two self-employment programs in the U.S. this summer.
The new model has its roots in the online economy, where online job posting platforms such as Monster and Monster.com are able to attract people who don’t have a job and who may not be able or willing to accept a job offer.
In addition, online job boards, such as CareerBuilder and Monster, are also a huge source of job openings.
Condon believes the new model can also be beneficial for the retailer, which has seen its share of layoffs in recent years.
“If you look at our annual earnings, we are up 20% year-over-year,” he says.
“We’ve lost a lot of jobs and we have a lot more people on our payroll.
We are also investing in technology.”
Crowd sourcingHome Depot is using crowdsourcing to get a portion of the job openings it’s receiving.
Condon says that means people can come to a job fair and get a job if they have an online job profile or a LinkedIn profile.
The first job Fair is set for April 25, 2018.
The company says that’s when the first 50 jobs will be posted.
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