Lowe’s employs over 310,000 employees in its stores, corporate division, and distribution centers. The company has a wide variety of opportunities for employment in each division. The company got its start after the Second World War, when Carl Buchan and his brother-in-law James Lowe opened a small general hardware store in North Carolina, to serve the needs of returning veterans ready to build their homes and families.
When Carl Buchan bought his brother-in-law out, he refocused the company to sell only building materials and appliances. His success allowed him to expand, opening stores in surrounding states. The company went public in 1961 and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1979. The DIY movement helped to fuel the expansion, and Lowe’s stores can now be found nationwide and in Canada and Mexico.
Types of Jobs Available at Lowe's
There are many types of positions available in the stores including management, customer service, sales specialists, and loss prevention. In the corporate division, there are opportunities in business development, the contact center, corporate affairs and facilities, customer experience, finance, accounting, human resources, information technology, legal, marketing, merchandising, real estate, engineering, specialty sales, store operations support, supply chain, and transportation. The distribution division includes management as well as warehouse jobs.
Information about Lowe's employment and careers, opportunities for veterans and their families, college recruitment programs, internships, benefits, and diversity programs is available on their website.
On the careers page, you can customize your job search by selecting: Who (are you entry level, experienced, part/full time, a student/recent grad, military veteran?), What (corporate, stores, distribution?), and Where (choose a state) to gain more information about the kind of opportunity that interests you. Here you will find general descriptions of the types of positions you are looking for and a few featured openings.
Search online for open positions in each division. Once you have created a login, you can create and store a profile and use it to apply for Lowe's positions. You can also sign up for job alerts in a particular category and location.
Information for students and recent grads including hiring paths for college graduates, the college recruiting schedule of events, internships, and entry-level corporate, in-store and distribution positions.
Lowe’s is committed to creating a diverse workforce driven by “The Power of We”. The company is engaged in the communities it serves and supports its employees in their charitable efforts as well.
Lowe's benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, accident and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, sick pay, vacation, paid holidays, prescription drug plan, child and elder care referral services, part-time employee medical plan, 401(k), stock purchase plan, merchandise discount, workplace flexibility, and more.
They also have a commitment to their employee’s career development and offer in-house continuing education as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.