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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military & veteran guest benefits

In honor of Veterans Day (November 11), between November 1 and 11, 2020, Target offered all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket, some exclusions apply.

In addition, guests can: 

  • Add veteran/dependent status as part of their permanent guest profile all year long (visit to get verified) 
  • Be eligible for future offers for verified military guests  
  • Vote to direct Target’s community giving funds to 29 local military organizations and Marine Toys for Tots through the end of 2020 

This offer, now in its fourth year, is one example of Target’s longstanding commitment to demonstrating our gratitude to members of the military, veterans and their families.

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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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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.

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.

awards and 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)


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 shared their success stories for iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes initiative, and Target was among the first companies featured in the Hiring America TV series dedicated to helping veterans find jobs.