Home Depot launches career assistance program for military, veterans

Home Depot has announced a new initiative, which supports U.S. service men and women, offering them knowledge and resources they need to transition into the civilian work force.

The new program, Mission: Transition, is a concentrated effort by Home Depot to assist the military community with job search strategies and tools for today's employment market.

"Members of the United States military are great assets to America's work force, 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."

The initiative will offer customized training events and career tools.

On Oct. 27, Home Depot will conduct more than 100 Civilian Career Workshops, half-day training sessions across the country. This will help members of the military with their job search in almost any industry or with most any employer. These workshops, which will be held at select Home Depot stores and other company facilities, will include coaching on resume optimization for civilian jobs, interview tips and more. Space is limited, but workshops are open to any member of the military or veteran transitioning to a civilian career.

Home Depot's Online Military Skills Translator is designed to help translate and match an applicant's military skills with positions that will offer the best fit.

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.

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