CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 24:  Wes Bielinski (L) helps a customer shop for a sander at a Lowe's home improvement store on January 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Lowe's said they plan to hire 45,000 part-time workers this spring, the busiest time of the year for home improvement retailers. The company also expects to hire 9,000 permanent part-time employees.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)