Lowe’s was founded by World War II veteran Carl Buchan, and it was his leadership, vision, and military skills that helped us grow from a small hardware store in Wilkesboro, NC, to the nation’s second largest home improvement retailer and FORTUNE 50® company. The military is truly a part of our history and an important part of our plan for the future. We recognize, honor, and respect those who serve in our country's military, and encourage veterans, reservists and military spouses to join the Lowe’s family. That’s why Lowe’s is a Military Friendly Employer and why as we continue to grow, so does our commitment to the military as a source of valuable talent. We also partner with and support the following military organizations:
We invite you to explore career opportunities at Lowe’s, as well as visit our military event calendar and our partners:
- Career Opportunities
- Military Recruiting Events & Job Fairs
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Partner
- USO – Lowe’s refurbished 16 USO centers across the U.S.
What does Lowe’s offer its military personnel?
Over 14,000 military, veterans and military spouses work throughout the Lowe’s organization. Each lends their unique skills and talents to Lowe’s, increasing our “Power of We.” Lowe’s shows appreciation for their efforts by offering the following:
- Extended Benefits for Employees Actively Serving in the Military
- 10% Veteran’s Discount on Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day weekends
- 10% Military Discount Every Day (Active, Reserve, Retired and Disabled Veterans)
- The Lowe's Employee Giving Campaign – Lowe’s Matches Employee Donations (50 cents for every dollar) to benefit the USO and other organizations
Military Skills Translator
Finding opportunities at Lowe’s that make the most of your valuable military skills is easy when you enlist the help of the Military Skills Translator. Simply enter your military service branch, pay grade and job title and the Military Skills Translator will provide you with available positions that best align with your background and experience. You can also add your civilian skills to further refine your search.
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If you’ve just returned from active military service and are seeking a career in the private or civilian sector, or are expecting to be discharged soon, it may be a daunting task to find a job as a civilian. It can be especially difficult if you’ve been in the military for a long time or have only worked in the armed forces. To see how your military service, skills and experience translate to the civilian workplace, we invite you to use our Military Skills Translator. This online tool makes it easy to see how your rank and job title from any branch of the Armed Services can be translated into civilian skills and to a role here at Lowe’s.
As part of our ongoing efforts to support members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families, Lowe’s is an active partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), which works with military installation contacts to connect military spouses with job opportunities. We invite you to explore this valuable military partner and their offerings.
Military Friendly Employer 2014
Lowe’s was honored as a Military Friendly Employer in 2014 by G.I. Jobs. Read More
Lowe’s Workers Repair Vet’s Wheelchair
When a veteran’s wheelchair broke at a Staten Island Lowe’s, these employees wouldn’t let him leave until it was completely fixed. Read More
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Lowe’s is an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Partner. Read More
Lowe’s Donates Flags
New American flags were raised in Kitsap County, Washington during Memorial Day ceremonies. Sites without flags were given one, courtesy of local Lowe’s stores. Read More
Military Spouses Employment Partnership (MSEP)
Lowe’s is part of the Military Spouses Employment Partnership (MSEP), working with military installation contacts to promote job opportunities to military spouses.
Red, White & Daytona
Jimmie Johnson piloted the No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet SS at Daytona over the Fourth of July weekend. Lowe’s Racing is proud to honor Lowe’s long history of supporting the military. Read More