Because we recognize and value the incredible sacrifices made by the members of our military, we’re proud to honor their service with a variety of ongoing programs and recruiting efforts focused on helping veterans return to a successful and meaningful civilian life. Office Depot OfficeMax is a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. Having already dramatically exceeded that goal, the Veteran Jobs Mission has now increased its commitment to hire a total of 1,000,000 veterans.
In addition, we have a standing alliance with the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success Program, which connects out-going Army soldiers with Office Depot OfficeMax and other companies to interview for employment positions following military service.
There are many opportunities within our $11 billion, multi-channel corporation for veterans to utilize their skills and experience – from eCommerce and IT to supply chain logistics and delivery.
I have the utmost respect for the U.S. military and feel honored to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Gulf War," said Alexander Escobar, Manager, eComm – Digital Publishing. "I began my career with Office Depot after I returned from active duty and continued to serve with the U.S. Marine Reserves with 4th ANGLICO in West Palm Beach, Florida, upon my return. The leadership skills and determination I learned from my time in the military helped me to advance at Office Depot from a position at Office Depot store #4 in Boca Raton, Florida, to a position in the call center, to Human Resources, and now in eCommerce.