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Pre-Register for The Home Depot Military Career Workshop, South Anchorage, Saturday

Event in Anchorage part of nationwide program ‘Mission:Transition;’ Workshop to include job search strategies, resume optimization and interview tips

In an effort to assist the Anchorage military community as they transition into the civilian workforce, The Home Depot at 1715 Abbott Road will host a Civilian Career Workshops on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Home Depot, which employs more than 35,000 veterans and active duty military, recognizes the strong skills the military community has to offer – as well as the challenges that many service men and women face in marketing these abilities to the civilian workforce. The company’s human resources professionals, in collaboration with veteran associates, will conduct half-day sessions focused on job search strategies, resume optimization and interview tips that are applicable to a search in most any industry or with most any employer. The workshops are open to any member of the military or veteran transitioning to any civilian career.

The Civilian Career Workshops are part of a larger initiative, dubbed Mission:Transition, aimed at arming U.S. service men and women with the knowledge and resources they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce. The Home Depot will host more than 100 Civilian Career Workshops across the country on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Additional information and event registration is available at careers.homedepot.com/military.

WHO:     Spokespeople available for interviews during the event include:

·         Patti St. John, District Human Resources Manager, The Home Depot

·         Debbie Newsham, Store Human Resources Manager, The Home Depot

WHERE: The Home Depot. 1715 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

& WHEN:      Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012; 2 – 5 p.m.                

Attendees must register online in advance of the workshops at careers.homedepot.com/military

FAST FACTS:        

·         There are currently more than 720,000 unemployed military veterans in the United States.

·         The Home Depot employs more than 35,000 active duty military personnel and veterans.

·         Last year alone, The Home Depot hired nearly 10,000 veterans.

ABOUT THE HOME DEPOT

The 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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