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Seasonal jobs springing up around town

Isotopes Park pictured in 2003. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality, the concessions company that staffs the park, is hiring for more than 100 positions spanning from event-day positions to part-time positions. (Dean Hanson/Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As the temperature is rising, so too are hiring efforts by companies looking to bring on seasonal help.

From hardware stores to concession stands, opportunities for seasonal work in the sun are springing up across Duke City.

Selling peanuts, Cracker Jacks

After a year-long closure, grabbing a hot dog and soda at a baseball game might be on the horizon and the Isotopes Park is looking for new hires to help with just that.

Spectra Food Services & Hospitality, the concessions company that’s responsible for keeping game-day fans satiated with drinks and snacks at Isotopes games, is hiring for over 100 jobs spanning from event-day positions to part-time positions, according to a release from the company.

Available positions include bartenders, cashiers, concessions workers, dishwashers and more.

For more information, visit the Isotopes social media pages at @abqtopes.

Start to blossom

The start of spring brings new leaves to trees, blossoms to flowers and swarms of people to plant nurseries.

While many Albuquerque nurseries have wrapped up hiring for the season, Plant World Nursery & Landscape Supplies, 250 El Pueblo NE, is looking to hire around 10 people, according to sales manager Sarah Collao.

Collao said the next two months are the busiest time of the year for the company and the store is still looking to hire about 10 people to help with the increased traffic.

To apply, visit plantworldinc.com.

Get handy

Home improvement stores are looking to bring on new hires as homeowners start to tackle spring and summer projects.

Home Depot has a variety of positions available, from designers and supervisors to customer service representatives, according to the company’s website.

To apply, visit careers.homedepot.com.

Earlier this year, Lowe’s announced that the company planned to bring on 53,000 seasonal associates across the country for the spring, and according to the company’s website, positions are still open, including in New Mexico.

“Spring is the busiest season for home improvement projects and a great time to launch a new career at Lowe’s,” executive vice president of human resources Jennifer Weber wrote in a statement.

Open positions range from cashiers to supervisors with a variety of positions for those only looking for seasonal work, according to the listing of open jobs.

For more information, visit corporate.lowes.com/careers.

New Mexico-based hardware store Samon’s Electric & Plumbing Supply is also looking to bring on several people for positions at the store and warehouse level, Samon’s human resource manager Ernesto Sanchez said.

While the company operates locations across the state, Sanchez said the company is focusing its hiring efforts on the Albuquerque area, where it operates five stores.

“We’re always looking for somebody to learn, grow, spend time with us,” he said. “The longer you (work with us), the further you develop the skills and knowledge for our products.”

To apply, visit samonsdiy.com/careers.

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