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Lowe's has been improving home improvement since 1946.

From its start as a small-town hardware store in North Carolina in 1946, Lowe’s has grown to become the nation’s second largest home improvement retailer. Today, Lowe’s is the 8th largest retailer in the United States with more than 2,355 retail locations and over 285,000 employees. In 2010, Lowe’s opened locations in both Canada and Mexico, giving Lowe’s its first international presence. And although Lowe’s has changed over the years, our commitment to offer quality products at the lowest prices with exceptional customer service – remains the same. Our continued success depends upon maintaining these traditions, Lowe’s is an active participant in the communities we serve and we offer employees an engaging workplace, competitive benefits and rewarding.

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Lowe’s: A family legacy helping people build dreams for over half a century.

In 1946, Carl Buchan, and his brother-in-law, James Lowe, opened The North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, a small hardware store in North Carolina. They sold everything from overalls and washtubs to bicycles. Buchan, a World War II veteran, predicted that the end of the war would fuel an increased demand for building materials as returning veterans sought to build homes and start families. He bought his brother-in-law’s share of the business, changed the name to Lowe’s and focused on selling building materials and appliances, exclusively. By dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe’s was able to offer supplies at lower prices to local builders. Before long, Lowe’s expanded, opening additional stores in surrounding states and by 1961 the company went public. Today, Lowe’s caters to builders and do-it-yourself homeowners through its retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as with its online store. READ MORE

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: A How can I apply for a job at Lowe’s?

A: To apply for a job with Lowe's, please follow these steps:

  1. Search for jobs on careers.Lowes.com and click “Apply Now
  2. Create your profile / account (an email address is required)
  3. Complete the application

Q: What can I expect once I apply for job at Lowe’s?

A: After you apply, you can review the status of your application from any computer.  To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter your email address and password and click “Log in”
  2. Select Job Submission Status
  3. This page shows all the jobs to which you have applied
  4. To view the status of a job, look under “HR Status”

Q: Is it possible to work part-time and transition to full-time role?  

A: Internal employees have the opportunity to apply for full-time roles.

Q: Does Lowe’s offer paid training? 

A: Lowe’s has a variety of learning and career development programs for all our employees.

Q: Does Lowe’s offer full benefits to part-time employees?

A: Lowe’s offers eligible part-time employees the following benefits:  Part-time Medical Plans, Pharmacy Discount Card, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, Fixed Indemnity, Auto and Home Insurance, Vacation, Holiday, 401(k) Plan, and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Q: How long does it take to become eligible for benefits?

A: Full time employees have 60 days to enroll and benefits are effective on their 90th day of employment.   Part time employees have 31 days to enroll and benefits are effective upon the enrollment date.

Q: Does Lowe’s offer paid internships?

A: Lowe’s has a paid internship that includes lodging.


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