For job seekers in Los Angeles, Home Depot might be a good place to start. Earlier this month, the company had 225 part-time and seasonal vacancies available in the greater LA region. Nationwide, the availability of spring positions reached 80,000, given that Home Depot is busiest then.
The main vacancies were in cashier and sales. Hires were made on the spot and all those in line up to a certain time were at least guaranteed an interview.
Home Depot it seems could be part of an area-wide trend in job hiring. Figures for unemployment in California plummeted to 5% in February, marking a decade low on eight consecutive months of job growth. According to the Employment Development Department, 22,900 employees were added to California businesses and in the last year, there has been an increase of 1.9% jobs (as compared to 1.6% throughout America).
Given that according to previous-EDD director, Michael Bernick, California has not encountered a “jobless rate below 5% since 2006,” now could be just the time for unemployed Californians to turn things around.