DETROIT -

The Home Depot says it's already preparing for its busy spring selling season and plans on hiring 1,500 jobs in the Detroit area.

The home improvement store says many of its seasonal jobs can turn into regular positions with the company.

For those returning military and veterans who are interested in a position, The Home Depot recently launched its Online Military Skills Translator to help match unique military skills with positions within the company.

Both the skills translator and a calendar of military hiring events can be found at www.careers.homedepot.com/military

Seasonal associates will be assigned responsibilities based on their previous retail or home improvement experience and based on the needs of individual stores.

For consideration, candidates can apply for positions at http://careers.homedepot.com

-Visit http://careers.homedepot.com

-Select “In-Store Hourly” in Detroit

-Click “Search”