military & veteran support

From partnerships and volunteerism to team member benefits and resources, we support veterans and military members as they serve our nation and our communities.

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careers

As a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, Target has joined other top companies in a pledge to hire more U.S. military veterans. Together, we’ve already hired nearly 300,000 veterans, inspiring the coalition to raise its goal to hire 1 million U.S. military veterans by 2020. Our team member benefits for activated reservists include pay differential and optional medical coverage for dependents. Through our Human Resources team, we provide proactive Leave of Absence (LOA) guidance and support to ensure smooth employment status transitions for military team members pursuing a LOA.

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awards & recognition

We’re proud to be recognized by partner organizations for our military and veteran support. Here are just a few of the honors we’ve received.

  • Orion International Top 20 Military Friendly Companies (2011)
  • Navy Reserve Top Employer (2011)
  • U.S. Navy Certificate of Appreciation (2010)
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Pro Patria Award (2010)
team member volunteers pack care kits for Operation Gratitude

service & volunteerism

Target and its team members support community programs and partnerships that benefit service members, veterans and their friends and families before, during and after service. These programs include:

military business council

We value the perspectives and ideas that team members from all backgrounds and experience levels bring to Target. Our Military Business Council, made up of team members at our Minneapolis headquarters, supports our inclusive culture by providing resources and support to team members with a connection to our nation's military and helps us identify opportunities to better serve job candidates, team members and guests with military connections.

Hiring America TV series

sharing our success stories

We work with partners like Hiring America and Clear Channel to support military veterans as they transition into the workforce. Four of our team member veterans recently shared their success stories for iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes initiative, and Target was among the first companies featured in the new Hiring America TV series dedicated to helping veterans find jobs. The episode features Target leaders Marvin Hamilton and Abby Crowder, who discuss how military skills translate into lasting careers.

good to know

  • We're a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission working with other top companies toward a doubled goal of hiring 1 million veterans and their spouses by 2020.
  • In 2012, Target became one of the first Yellow Ribbon companies as part of the Minnesota National Guard's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program.