The Home Depot is connecting skilled trade professionals with those that need home improvements


The Home Depot has launched an online job seeker marketplace created to connect skilled tradespeople to hiring trades professionals in the construction and home improvement industries.

“The Path to Pro Network was designed to provide job seekers with new career networking opportunities in the trades,” said Eric Schelling, vice president of global talent acquisition at Home Depot.

“Building a profile in the Path to Pro Network is the best way to showcase to potential employers that you have what it takes to work in the skilled trades.”

According to a new survey conducted by Home Depot in partnership with Morning Consult, half of trades professionals (50%) say that determining whether an applicant is qualified for a job is an obstacle to hiring.

“There is not a leading job seeker platform for the skilled trades and The Home Depot is committed to connecting skilled tradespeople with our Pro customers for jobs,” said Schelling.

Skilled trades jobseekers can visit to create a profile, upload their resume and add photos of their work to connect with Home Depot’s Pro customers looking to hire in their local area.

“To help jobseekers showcase their skills,” said the retailer, “the Path to Pro Network features skill badges that indicate if someone has accredited training, is a U.S. Military Veteran, or has graduated from The Home Depot’s free trades training program.”

Launched in 2021, the Path to Pro Skills Program offers a free training program for those interested in pursuing and growing a career in the skilled trades and prepares them for their first job.

The Path to Pro Network is part of Home Depot’s larger Path to Pro program, said the retailer, to help address the growing skilled labor shortage in the U.S. and build the next generation of trades professionals.