Military Commitment

The Home Depot recognizes that members of the U.S. military community are highly skilled, motivated and hardworking.

In an effort to support this community, The Home Depot joined forces in 2004 with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs to provide rewarding and challenging career opportunities in our stores and distribution centers across the nation for current and former members of America's military. In 2012, we made a commitment to hire 55,000 veterans in 5 years. We are on target to reach that goal by the end of 2015 – two years ahead of schedule!

This effort is intended to support our nation’s military job seekers, including:
  • Veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities
  • Separating active duty service members
  • National Guard members
  • Reservists
  • Military spouses

We want you!

At The Home Depot we don’t just talk about supporting our military.

Just ask the more than 60,000 veterans we have hired since 2004. We offer a work environment that values the skills learned through military service, while providing the flexibility needed by those who serve in the National Guard, reserves or who are military spouses.

Our efforts have been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine, where we have made the list of "Top 25 Military-Friendly® Employers" for seven consecutive years, including No. 1 in 2004.

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By The Numbers

The Home Depot has developed partnerships and made numerous investments in support of our nation’s military community. Our commitment to the military includes the following.

Top 50 for 7 years

We are one of only seven employers to be ranked in G.I. Jobs magazine's list of "Top 50 Military-Friendly® Employers" for seven consecutive years, including #1 in 2004.

Top 10 Military-Friendly® Employers

We were named one of the “Top 10 Military-Friendly® Employers" in 2007, 2008 and 2009, by Military Spouse magazine.

Support the Troops

In partnership with the United Service Organization (USO), our very own Military Appreciation Group (MAG) has associates volunteer at the USO “Support the Troops” events as they transit in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Welcome Home!

We have Welcome Home celebrations for our associates returning from active duty.

Housing for Veterans in Need

For more than four years, Team Depot volunteers have helped transform over 17,000 homes for veterans in need. Last year, more than 26,000 of The Home Depot associates donated over 100,000 volunteer hours to help improve the homes and lives of veterans.

The Air Force Core Values are: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Thanks to The Home Depot, I have been able keep my commitment to these core values, as they are directly in line with the values that The Home Depot supports.
Bethany G - Manager, Field Operations and Military Ambassador
The military gave me a sense of pride and instilled discipline. It taught me how to be more responsible and collaborate with other individuals to work as a team. It taught me how to be a better mentor, leader and how to develop people.
James W - Senior Recruiter and Military Ambassador

Saluting Military Spouses

Adaptable, talented, highly motivated, creative and reliable – these are just a few of the qualities associated with military spouses. We want to help military spouses reach their full potential and realize their career goals by making available meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities.

Our work with military spouses led to The Home Depot being named one of Military Spouse magazine’s “Top 50 Military-Friendly® Employers" in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

At The Home Depot, our associates have a strong voice within the organization, too. One of our associate-run resource groups  — Military Appreciation Group also known as MAG — is dedicated strictly to supporting active military associates, deployed reservists and their families. One of the biggest issues veterans face when returning home is making that successful transition back to the civilian world. MAG helps with that, and develops programs to ease.

Military Spouse of the Year “Orange Honors” Contest

Run by Military Spouse and sponsored by The Home Depot, this contest offers a $10,000 educational scholarship to recognize the contributions of military spouses. The entrants have to write a 750-1250 word essay and answer the question:  “How would earning a college degree positively impact your life?” 2015 will be the fourth consecutive year that The Home Depot will sponsor this contest, which typically runs in early June.

See Last Year’s Winner


  • MilitarySpouse
  • G.I. Jobs
  • Recruit Military
  • Search & Employ
  • Search & Employ

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