The Home Depot Launches Career Assistance Program for Military and Veterans
Mission: Transition® to provide civilian career workshops and online military skills translator
October 10, 2012
ATLANTA -- The Home Depot®, the
world's largest home improvement retailer, announced a new initiative today
aimed at arming U.S. service men and women with the knowledge and resources
they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.
The new program, dubbed Mission: Transition, is a concentrated
effort by The Home Depot to assist the military community with job search
strategies and tools for today’s challenging employment market.
“Members of the United States military are great
assets to America’s workforce, yet the outstanding skills they possess can be difficult
to translate during the application or interview process,” said Tim Crow, The
Home Depot EVP – Human Resources. “Through Mission: Transition, we want to help
service men and women highlight their unique skills to successfully pursue
opportunities with any employer, not just The Home Depot.”
Specifically, Mission: Transition will aid a service
member’s job search through customized training events and career tools:
Career Workshops: On October 27, 2012, The Home
Depot will conduct more than 100 half-day training sessions across the country to
help members of the military with their job search in most any industry or with
most any employer. These workshops, which will be held at select Home Depot
stores across the country and other company facilities, will include coaching
on resume optimization for civilian jobs, interview tips and more.
locations and registration details are available on The Home Depot’s careers website
Space is limited, but workshops are open to any member of the military or
veteran transitioning to a civilian career.
Military Skills Translator: The Home Depot’s new skills
translator is designed to help translate and match an applicant’s unique military
skills with positions that might offer the best fit. It too is located at www.careers.homedepot.com/military.
With service at the center of its core values, The
Home Depot is committed to making a real, meaningful difference for the
military community. The Home Depot currently employs more than 35,000 veterans
and service members, 1,500 of which are deployed for active duty at any given
time. Additionally, The Home Depot Foundation has committed a total of $80
million to support veterans’ housing initiatives.
Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with
2,250 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,
U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2011,
The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The
Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones
industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
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