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.


As a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Target has joined other top companies in a pledge to hire more U.S. military veterans. Together, we’ve already hired a total of 140,832 veterans through the first quarter of 2014, putting the coalition well on the way to beating its doubled goal of hiring 200,000 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

team members greet soldiers at a welcome home event

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)

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.

serving those who serve

a package of letters

Even when Chris Bettinger was 8,000 miles away from home serving in the Army Reserves, he was still part of the Target team.

sharing our success stories

Hiring America TV series

We’re embarking on a partnership with 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.

a Target leader earns his star

Bill Lieder at his ceremony to be promoted to rank of brigadier general.

Team member Bill Lieder, a newly promoted brigadier general in the Minnesota National Guard, shares thoughts on mentorship, the importance of collaboration and his proudest moment in service.