When it comes to supporting our military, TJX is dedicated to hiring members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans; making contributions that assist service members, both on deployment and upon their return; and honoring members of the military for their service.
TJX signed the Five-Star Statement of Support with the federal agency, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), back in 2007. Through this commitment, we made a pledge to hire U.S. Veterans and assist Associates active in the National Guard and Reserve. In September 2012, we reaffirmed our commitment to ESGR with a ceremony at our global headquarters in Massachusetts.
In 2013, we met on Capitol Hill with government officials and other U.S. companies and pledged to hire at least 3,000 additional Veterans by 2018. Since that time, we have welcomed over 2,600 Veterans into the TJX family, suggesting we may exceed our goal well before then.
In addition to our commitment to hiring Veterans, The TJX Foundation has provided support to several organizations dedicated to Veterans’ assistance, including the Home Base Program, which works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat those affected by combat-related stress and traumatic brain injury. We are also proud to support the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial through financial contributions as well as in-kind donations.
At our global headquarters, we have "STAR" (Supporting TJX Armed Forces Relations), an Associate Resource Group whose mission is to provide networking and support for Associates who have a military affiliation, directly or indirectly via a family member. STAR also provides education for TJX Managers and Associates about appropriate support for military-affiliated Associates and their families.
We take our commitment to military men and women and their families seriously, and we are proud to recognize and support our service members.