Home Depot, which is also one of the biggest retailers in the country, said Monday that it is taking a “tough, high-risk, high reward” approach to its $1.5 billion purchase of Sears Holdings for $2.2 billion.

Home Depot’s announcement comes as retailers are scrambling to contain the effects of the U.S. election and a recent spike in hate crimes targeting minorities, the elderly and Muslims.

The deal could add about 2,000 jobs to the U:P.

in North Carolina, according to a report from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.