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Maricopa Workforce Connections

Staffing for Home Depot

Workforce Challenge

The Home Depot built a new Rapid Deployment Center (RDC) in Tolleson, AZ. They faced the critical challenge of ensuring that they had the right type and number of talent to be able staff the new facility and to serve store customers effectively.

Workforce Solution

Maricopa Workforce Connections (MWC) Business Services Unit met with the Executive Leadership team from The Home Depot as well as the City of Tolleson Economic Development Department. Although The Home Depot HQ is over 2,000 miles away, the team formulated a plan to co-manage, direct and facilitate the employee recruitment process for this project.

Outcomes & Benefits

Through collective efforts, MWC generated nearly 800 responses to the job postings. On recruitment day, an estimated 500 candidates attended & an initial 180 offers were made. Home Depot continues to partner with MWC for ongoing talent needs. Kelvin Scott, General Manager at Home Depot, shared the following in a letter to MWC: “Our experience with you was extremely positive and productive. MWC, the City of Tolleson, Maricopa County and other partners were critical in opening and staffing our new facility with top local talent. We greatly appreciate your support and we look forward to an ongoing partnership."

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