The Home Improvement Center has always provided outstanding wages and benefits for the retail industry. We genuinely care about our staff and do our best to provide a full package of benefits. Our salary for F/T retail Sales Associate positions is $15 depending on experience and for P/T positions it is $14 depending on experience. Merchandise Stockers start at $11 an hour. F/T employees are eligible for HMO Health Care Coverage (we pay 75% of the premium), $1320 in yearly Dental Coverage at 100%, Section 125 deductions for uncovered medical and child care expenses, employer sponsored life insurance, a 401k plan with employer match (up to $3,000 yearly), an employee discount amounting to cost-plus only 10%, and paid vacation, holiday & sick time. P/T employees are eligible for the employee discount and paid vacation, holiday & sick time, as well as, the 401k plan if they work at least 20 hours weekly.
In order to maintain a safe and drug free work environment, all newly hired employees are required to take and pass a drug and alcohol test.
Most starting positions require working both Saturdays and Sundays with two contiguous days off during the week. Newly hired employees may also expect to receive several closing shifts. Store Hours are: 7:45-7:00 M-F, 8:00-6:00 Sat., & 8:30-5:30 Sun.
We receive a very high volume of applications, so generally it is not possible to call each and every applicant with a response. Normally, if we are interested in your application, you will be contacted within two weeks. Applications are considered active for 60 days.
All information on the application should be filled out completely. If you don’t know the answer to a question, please research for that information before submitting your application.
Please note that all positions may not currently be available.
Applications can be filled out and submitted online. You can also download the PDF version and return it in person or by mail to the store.
Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center
415 E. Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Lumber Sales Associate
Assist our many do-it-yourselfers and commercial customers with building products and advice. This rugged position is outdoors in the sun and the occasional rain and involves a fair amount of heavy lifting. If you like a more physical position, you’ll feel right at home in our Lumber Yard. Job responsibilities include: assisting customers, cutting lumber, stocking merchandise, Department maintenance, and other miscellaneous tasks assigned to you by your Department Manager.