Senior Community Service Employment Program

Home Depot has announced a new partnership with the AARP, and that could mean more jobs for local seniors. It's called the Senior Community Service Employment program. The home improvement giant's goal is to help seniors who want to work get back to work.

Home Depot officials say the program will benefit the seniors and the stores. "We know a mature work force brings with it talent, knowledge, judgment, diversity, and skills, and that's what we want in our stores across the country," said company CEO Bob Nardelli.

Timing for this senior program is great for the Coastal Empire. Home Depot plans to open a new store near Skidaway at Victory Square later this summer.

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark,