Lowe’s Cos Inc claimed on Thursday it would pay out staff about US$80 million in additional discretionary bonuses and also designs to seek the services of more than 50,000 personnel throughout its U.S. outlets in the spring.

A view of the sign outside the Lowes store in Westminster

A watch of the signal outside the house the Lowes shop in Westminster

REUTERS: Lowe’s Cos Inc mentioned on Thursday it strategies to retain the services of a lot more than 50,000 staff across its U.S. outlets in the spring as the retailer races to meet up with pandemic-fueled demand for dwelling advancement goods.

The company also claimed it would shell out frontline workers about US$80 million in additional discretionary bonuses, using its whole COVID-19 financial dedication to workforce and communities to nearly US$1.3 billion.

Demand for house enhancement products has surged given that the begin of the pandemic as owners, with limited choices for vacation or leisure activities, expend much more of their discretionary revenue on small transforming and maintenance work.

Spring is the busiest time of the yr for shops this kind of as Lowe’s and Household Depot Inc as folks capture up on gardening and other property advancement employment after frigid winter months.

Lowe’s claimed it has hired additional than 90,000 personnel for long lasting roles more than the previous calendar year.

(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru, Modifying by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)