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Office Depot, Inc. Partners with to Bring Employment Opportunities to U.S. Veterans

Partnership Helps Match Veterans’ Military Skills With Employment Opportunities Across The Company, Including Supply Chain, E-Commerce, IT, Marketing, HR And Retail

Monday, August 11, 2014 8:35 am EDT



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"There are many opportunities within our $17 billion, multi-channel, global corporation for veterans to utilize their skills and experience – from e-commerce and IT to supply chain logistics and delivery, among others"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, is partnering with – the nation's largest military and veteran membership organization – to provide job opportunities to military veterans.

Thousands of employment opportunities across Office Depot, Inc. – including supply chain, sales, e-commerce, IT, human resources, marketing and retail among others – are now posted to’s Veteran Employment Center, where active and retired service personnel can view and apply. All Office Depot, Inc. positions posted to the company’s career’s page and to will connect to’s ‘Military Skills Translator’ to help veterans find the most appropriate employment positions based on their military specialties and experience.

“The U.S. military is one of the best-trained work forces in the world, and our veterans have numerous skills and values that translate well to the business environment,” said Roland Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Office Depot, Inc. Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army as an aviation maintenance officer and pilot.

Smith added “Office Depot is proud to partner with as we work together to match talented veterans with job opportunities.”

"Veterans bring a diverse set of skills to any organization. Office Depot's commitment to hiring veterans and ensuring they find the right job through the skills translator is exactly the kind of meaningful action that shows true support for our troops," said T McCreary, president of and retired Rear Admiral.

“There are many opportunities within our $17 billion, multi-channel, global corporation for veterans to utilize their skills and experience – from e-commerce and IT to supply chain logistics and delivery, among others,” said Michael Allison, executive vice president and chief people officer at Office Depot, Inc. “We’ve enjoyed strong partnerships with veteran organizations, and we look forward to inviting even more veterans to apply their skills and experience to Office Depot.”

Office Depot’s Commitment to Veterans

The partnership is just one of many ways that Office Depot, Inc. is reaching out to veterans to provide employment opportunities after military service. The company also has an alliance with the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success Program, which connects out-going Army soldiers with Office Depot, Inc. and other companies to interview for employment positions following military service.

Office Depot, Inc. is also a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. Together, member-companies of the 100,000 Jobs Mission have already hired more than 140,000 veterans, exceeding the original goal earlier than planned. Building on this momentum, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has now doubled its commitment to hire a total of 200,000 veterans by 2020.

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About Office Depot, Inc.

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has combined pro forma annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs more than 60,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 57 countries with more than 2,000 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, DiVOGA, Ativa, WorkPRO, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at:

Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax can be found at


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