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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

Retail career resources for returning veterans

Resources for Veterans

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Whether you’re a veteran or a current member of the armed forces who’s thinking about your post-service options, the retail industry offers tremendous opportunities for a challenging, rewarding career.

Every year, thousands of veterans begin careers at retailers large and small. Companies such as Walmart, Home Depot, Verizon, Amazon, Macy’sStarbucks and Disney offer programs specifically designed to attract and train former servicemen and servicewomen just like you.

If you’re ready to enlist in an exciting retail career, check out our job board with more than 10,000 available positions and post your resume where it will be seen by retail employers nationwide.

Walmart expands its commitment to hiring veterans
Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment has hired more than 92,000 veterans since 2013. Leading the program, Brigadier General (Retired) Gary M. Profit believes there’s an amazing opportunity to help make the transition for veterans just that much easier.


The skills that you cultivated during your military career are in high demand by retailers across the country.

Retail companies are seeking motivated and skilled veterans with experience in fields from IT to financing, logistics and more:

Information Technology

  • Application Development
  • Cloud Automation
  • CRM Systems Management
  • IT Systems Analysis
  • Network Engineering
  • Program Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Systems Programming

Explore IT openings

Store Management and Support Roles

  • Customer Service Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Store Management
  • Transaction Processing

Explore Store Management openings

Procurement and Supply Chain Logistics

  • Customer Logistics Analysis
  • Distribution Analysis
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Fleet Operations Management
  • Merchandise Control
  • Safety Management
  • Supply Chain Process Management
  • Transportation Scheduling

Explore Procurement and Supply Chain openings

Human Resources

  • Benefits Administration
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Employee Relations
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • Recruitment
  • Talent Development

Explore Human Resources Openings

Finance and Audit

  • Accounting
  • Billings and Collections
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Internal and External Auditing
  • Payroll Coordination
  • Vendor Management

Explore Finance, Accounting & Audit Openings

Did You Know?

The retail industry supports more than 800,000 technology jobs​. Check out more retail industry stats.


Get Your Resume Ready for Action

It’s a fact that veterans bring impressive resumes to the table. But it’s important to translate your experience into the “business-speak” that civilian employers understand. The following resume-writing tips will help you get your resume ready to post on the NRF Job Board and be discovered by potential retail employers across the country:

Cut the Acronyms, ASAP

The military abbreviations and acronyms that were a part of your daily life are often indecipherable to civilians. Limit their use as much as possible, and spell them out when necessary.

Translate Your Skills

Explain your duties in ways that resonate with potential employers. For example, a squad leader may want to emphasize her managerial and training skills, while a cyberterrorism expert should explain his expertise in enterprise network security.

Get Civilian Proofreaders

Ask non-military friends who are in your desired job field to look over your resume. They can point out terminology that they don’t understand and help you integrate industry-specific buzzwords and search terms to help your resume stand out in the crowd.

Search Openings on the NRF Job Board

The NRF Job Board is the most comprehensive career resource in the retail industry, with more than 10,000 available opportunities at the world’s leading companies. Create a jobseeker account, and set up email job alerts to get notified when jobs that fit your interests become available. Find your retail fit here.

Retail Across America
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We set out on a road trip to find the most powerful retail stories across the United States, showing how retailers large and small are creating jobs, driving innovation and giving back to the communities they serve. This is Retail Across America.

How many retail jobs can you name in 10 seconds?

This pop quiz includes some tough questions: What is retail? What’s the highest you can be promoted in retail? What is the “Beyond” in Bed, Bath and Beyond? See how your own retail knowledge stacks up. Watch the video.