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84 Lumber Opens 200 Store Positions Across the Country

84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is now hiring more than 200 store positions across the country by the end of Q3. With nearly 250 locations in over 30 states, the company is an essential business and is 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,” said Paul Yater, chief information officer and head of human resources at 84 Lumber. “If you’re in need of a job, come join us at 84 Lumber, where you can build a career!”

As part of the new hiring plan, 84 Lumber has set up a new retention bonus program for new Manager Trainees that sign on with the company now through October 1, 2020. The program includes a bonus after 30 days of employment, another at three months and a final bonus at the end of six months. These 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.

84 associates start their careers at 84 Lumber as Manager Trainees and quickly work their way “up the ladder.” 84 Lumber’s front-loaded, on-the-job training program provides a solid foundation of building industry knowledge and business management practices. After attending training and completing the self-paced learning program, 84 Lumber rewards you with your first career advancement and eligibility for promotion. Within a relatively short period of time, successful Manager Trainees are promoted to various positions within the company, including management roles in stores or positions at 84 Lumber Team Headquarters.

“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,” stated 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. 

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