By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is planning to hire more than 50,000 new workers and award $80 million in bonuses to current employees.

Lowe’s says the hiring will begin before the spring rush.

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Information about the open positions will be posted on its website.

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Current hourly workers will get a bonus on Feb. 5.

Full-time employees will get $300, while part-time and seasonal associates will receive $150.

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