Home Depot Adding New Jobs For First Time Since 2006

Looking for a job? Then this might be a bit of good news — Home Depot is so hopeful about the economic rebound that they’re adding new in-store positions for the first time in four years.

The Depot, which currently employs around 317,000 folks, made the decision to hire new employees after higher than expected sales in the fourth quarter of 2009. (And I thought I was the only one who bought his mom a bandsaw for Christmas!)

Let’s hear from Home Depot CEO Frank Blake:

We made a very conscious decision this year to hire into our projection… The fourth quarter was more positive than we anticipated so we revisited some of our planning assumptions toward the end of 2009.

He did not, however, say how many new hires Home Depot plans to take on in the coming months.

Home Depot hiring workers [Detroit News]