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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 2,370 retail locations and over 290,000 employees. In 2007, Lowe’s opened it’s first location in Canada followed by Mexico in 2010, giving Lowe’s its 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 career.

Our History

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 in 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


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I apply for a job at Lowe’s? - Show detail

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

  1. Search for jobs on and click "Apply Now"
  2. Create your profile / account (an email address is required). You may also sign up with a Facebook or Twitter Profile.
  3. Complete the application

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

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?   - Show detail

A: Internal employees have the opportunity to apply for full-time roles. To apply for an role as an internal employee, please visit the internal career portal on lowesnet.

Q: Does Lowe’s offer paid training?  - Show detail

A: Lowe's has a variety of learning and career development programs for all our employees. Also, we are proud to offer trade skills development opportunities in select stores in four markets-Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Denver-the Track to the Trades program is designed to help you jumpstart your career in the trades. While on-the-job education is not unusual in the industry, what is unusual is that Lowe's is willing to pay someone while they learn and place them outside Lowe's in our 1099 contractor network to pursue full-time apprenticeship in the trades. Learn more

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

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? - Show detail

A: Full time and Part time employees have 30 days to enroll and benefits are effective the first of the month following 30 days of service.

Q: Does Lowe’s offer paid internships? - Show detail

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

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