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” for four consecutive years, starting in 2013.
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.
Powered by Military Spouse and sponsored by The Home Depot, this yearly contest offers a $10,000 educational scholarship to recognize the contributions of military spouses. Entrants had to write a 750-1250 word essay and answer the question: “How would earning a college degree positively impact your life?”
This year, we’re proud to announce the fifth winner of the Orange Honors scholarship, Brandy Vander Sys, for the dedication and passion she has shown toward her education and pursuing her dreams. Congratulations, Brandy!
Since 2004, and continuing into 2016, the Military Spouse brand has offered powerful print, web and social media solutions for companies, employers and educators to connect with 1.1 million military spouses at critical life stages — times when individuals over-consume in certain categories: Weddings, Relocation, Vacation, Travel and Recreation, Family, Growth, Education and Employment. Their Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) program provides a voice and forum for military spouses to elect representatives from military bases worldwide.