PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

The Home Depot is hiring 765 associates in Palm Springs and 80,000 nationally in preparation for its busiest selling season, the company announced Wednesday.

Representatives encourage students, retirees, veterans and reservists to apply.

The company is accepting applications for positions in Palm Springs but the jobs vary by store.

The Home Depot's online military-skills translator can help match unique assets acquired in the military to positions within the company, according to officials. 

All candidates can apply online.

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2.263 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.  The company employs over 300,000 associates.