The Home Depot’s Transfer Policy: Ensuring Stability for Military Families

Published: June 14, 2024

Dream with us for a minute, friend. Imagine a company that offers a transfer policy, guaranteeing you’ll keep your job when new orders arrive in your spouse’s inbox. Mind-blowing, right? But here’s the kicker: this is really happening at The Home Depot, and military spouses like Ember Martin have benefited from it.

The Home Depot is more than just a company; it’s a champion for U.S. Veterans and military spouses. With approximately 465,000 associates, it stands as a leading employer in this sector. But its commitment extends far beyond employment. Since 2011, it has made a significant impact, investing over $500 million in Veteran causes. And the best part? It’s not stoppingthere. The Home Depot has pledged to invest $750 million by 2030, including hiring initiatives that continue to support military families like Ember’s.



Meet Ember. A loving mom and dedicated Navy spouse for more than 23 years, She’s experienced her fair share of military moves, including one that could’ve been a career stopper. Ember shared, “Years ago, I worked for [The] Home Depot but needed to quit when my family moved overseas. When I was ready to come back, the door was open for me.”

Ember told us she started working at The Home Depot because she was looking for a part-time job to supplement her family’s income. She stayed because of the constant growth and change.

“I have been a cashier, head cashier, department head in four departments, and now an associate support department supervisor,” she explained. “[The] Home Depot has gone from being a part-time job to a full-time career for me.”



The Home Depot recognizes that the strength of our military has always relied on the dedication of those who serve on the homefront and the support of our communities. As such, the company wholeheartedly embraces the 4+1 Commitment: The Formula for Military Spouse Success, presented by Blue Star Families and Hiring Our Heroes. This commitment prioritizes the unique needs of military spouses, which for The Home Depot means ensuring their jobs transfer seamlessly from one duty station to the next. By answering the call to do their part, The Home Depot serves as a beacon of light, setting an example for others to follow.

Ember wants her fellow military spouses to know that “[The] Home Depot can be a temporary job for some extra income, or it can be a limitless career. You get to choose what works best for you.”

If you’d like to explore the different types of job or career opportunities plus resources available to military spouses and Veterans at The Home Depot, start here. Ready to talk to someone right now? Email [email protected].

The Home Depot is working hard to address your needs and ensure that military spouses not only get hired but also stay with the company. Want a job where they see you? The Home Depot’s got your back.

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