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Old 08-12-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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I stopped in my local Lowes today and they had a big sign next to customer service that read "Now Hiring"
That sign is up 365 days a year, every year at least at many locations. They are always taking applications because they have a high turnover and need a minimum amount of employees for each location which is set by corporate.
My local store does a hiring event every year. 2-3 years ago, the line of people applying wrapped around half the building. This year there was no line.

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Old 08-19-2019, 08:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When I was living in Tucson, I went to Ace Hardware more often than either big box home store. I love the selection of fasteners at Ace, where you can buy the exact amount that you want, and your store visit could be completed in a few minutes. If I only need one or two of a particular fastener, why buy a bag of 8 or 10? Most Ace stores also have at least a few helpful and well trained associates available to help customers find things or give some tips.

Retail is a killer competition business these days. They have to fight to stay relevant and stay alive. It sounds to me like Lowes is making some adjustments to cut some costs and to get more focused on the customers in the stores. Like Harry said above, their competition is not just Home Depot or online, it is popping up all over the place.

I hope Lowes is able to hang on, because it helps to have a big box competitor to HD.
I also loved Ace, but ours had to close when the landlord got an offer from Trader Joe's. They are supposedly coming back in the future at a new development but that's years away, and our nearest is 27 miles away. Their staff was knowledgeable, pleasant, and they had a great selection of the odd sized or shaped fasteners.
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