84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, has announced that it intends to hire more than 200 store positions across the country by the end of Q3. With nearly 250 locations in over 30 states, the company also remains committed to rapidly expanding within new and existing markets.
“Housing has proven to be more essential and important than ever before, which is why we need your help,” Paul Yater, chief information officer and head of human resources said in a statement on the company’s website. “If you’re in need of a job, come join us at 84 Lumber, where you can build a career!”
As part of a new hiring plan, 84 Lumber has established a new retention bonus program for new manager trainees that sign on with the company through Oct. 1. The program includes a bonus after 30 days of employment, another at three months and a final bonus at the end of six months. The bonuses are intended to help bridge new manager trainees into the 84 Lumber culture and incentive systems. “We have been piloting this program since July 2019 in several markets, and our retention rate has increased,” said Yater.
Associates start their careers as manager trainees and work their way up. After attending training and completing the self-paced learning program, associates are eligible for career advancement and eligibility for promotion.
“A company is only as good as its people, and we’re extremely proud of our hard-working associates and the growth opportunities we’ve been able to open up around the country,” said Yater. “There’s never been a better time to join the 84 Lumber family, and we look forward to meeting our newest teammates in the coming months.”
84 Lumber is continuing its plans to open new stores in California, Idaho and Michigan.