Lowe’s Companies LOW, +1.00% said Friday it plans to hire more than 65,000 people in 2019, including more than 50,000 seasonal hires and nearly 10,000 permanent positions, in an effort to improve customer service and product availability. The stock rose 2.8% in afternoon trade. In the fiscal year ended Feb. 2, 2018, Lowe’s had about 310,000 employees, according to the home improvement retailer’s latest annual report. The new hires will also include about 6,000 full-time assistant store managers and more than 2,000 technology roles.

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