Bell Nursery is now accepting applications to fill more than 900 seasonal positions – primarily garden center merchandisers to display and care for the more than 75 million plants that will go through the registers at Bell-served Home Depot garden centers in fewer than 90 days this spring. Bell will also be hiring additional greenhouse and loading dock staff, as well drivers to fill two full time shifts at several locations.
“As a company, 70% of our sales are during spring season, which means we are pushing a lot of product into the stores,” said Gary Mangum, Bell Nursery CEO. “It is a physically demanding team effort, but it’s a fun and rewarding experience and many associates return year after year.
Through Bell’s unique relationship with The Home Depot, Bell provides plant material, as well as on-site merchandising teams to present and care for the plants at the more than 200 Bell-served Home Depot stores. These merchandisers are also a great asset to customers, answering questions and providing assistance with plant selection and education.
The spring garden season runs from around March 1 through July 1, depending on the weather. Both part time and full time positions are available. It is a short, albeit demanding season, and standout employees may be retained and converted into full time employees. In fact, over the past year, Bell has added more than 100 full time positions, a year round workforce increase of 20%.
“Weekend work is important, and applicants often find schedules can be flexible to work with applicants’ available hours”. One common thread said Mangum is that “the majority of the people we hire like working outdoors and all seem to enjoy working around the beautiful plants and flowers.”
Bell is accepting applications for positions in more than 200 Home Depot stores from Philadelphia through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, northern North Carolina, parts of West Virginia and the southern Ohio Valley. For more information on job positions and hiring, go to www.bellimpact.com