Military Commitment

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


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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Transfer Opportunities

The Home Depot’s network of stores and distribution centers throughout the country provides the opportunity for our military associates to transfer in the cases of reassignment of duty stations, retirement or separation, depending on store and job availability.

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 10 Military-Friendly Employers" in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In addition, The Home Depot is a proud corporate member of the Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP).

Military Commitment 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.

  • We have hired more than 60,000 veterans since 2004.

  • We have been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Association with its 2003 Homefront Award for our commitment to more than 1,800 associates called to active duty in association with Operation Iraqi Freedom through extended and enhanced leave of absence benefits.

  • We received the ESGR's highest award, The Freedom Award, in 2004.

  • We launched Project Homefront, a national program to help military families with home repair while a family member served in the war with Iraq, in 2003.

  • We have invested $1 million and 1 million hours of volunteer service in support of the families of those serving our country on active duty.

  • We contributed $1 million worth of construction materials, tools and supplies to assist with the rebuilding efforts in Iraq in 2004.

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

  • We are one of only seven employers to be ranked in G.I. Jobs magazine's list of "Top 25 Military-Friendly Employers" for seven consecutive years, including #1 in 2004.

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

  • We are a corporate member of the Army Spouse Employment Partnership.

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