We believe in the power of a first job.  

Old Navy’s This Way ONward program supports youth facing barriers to employment get a foot in the door for a life-changing first job. We hire for potential, not credentials.  

This Way ONward is part of The IMAGINE MISSION, our commitment to create a better future for future generations. Learn more about The IMAGINE MISSON

If you are working with a Community Partner organization, like Boys & Girls Clubs, to get a job at your local Old Navy, you can apply here through This Way ONward.


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Brand Associate & Community Lead

Experience with This Way ONward at Old Navy I never knew that working retail could be about so much more than selling clothes. [This Way ONward] is a foundational program – it’s a stepping stone not only for your first job, but for any job you want in the future. Without it, I never would have come out of my comfort zone. I learn something new every day!

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This Way ONward Alum Turned Store Leader

Experience with This Way ONward at Old NavyWhen I completed the program and was offered my first job as a part-time associate. It was a validation of all the job skills I learned and applied. It was just the beginning of many new experiences.  

What’s your career advice?  My motto is always “strive to be better than you were yesterday; set more goals, work harder and achieve more.” 

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Brand Associate & This Way ONward Lead

What makes you #oldnavyproud:  Old Navy is fun, it’s family, it’s pristine – we are really good at what we do. My manager, Erika, is the [store manager] and no matter how much is on her plate, she always finds time for anything we need. I’ve been getting college offers and we’ve talked about how I can transfer. I love what I’m doing, and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. I’m here to stay for as long as possible!

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Brand Associate

Experience with This Way ONward at Old NavyBefore This Way ONward, I was very reserved and standoffish, not your ideal go-to person. Now when I meet someone new, I know how to engage. I’m not afraid to trust people anymore or let them in. 

What makes you #oldnavyproud:  We're a family company. Not only does our product cater to everyone in the family, but our teams and stores have a welcoming vibe. 

Benefits & perks


Merchandise discount

We offer 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.

Tuition reimbursement

We invest in education for employees with innovative training as well as a tuition reimbursement benefit, which may be used in conjunction with our Community College program.*

Time to volunteer

Eligible employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

Savings + retirement

We provide a company match for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay. You can also invest in the company through our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.*


Ready to take your skills to the next level? This Way ONward offers on-the-job experiences, mentorship and development programs that accelerate skills needed to advance both personally and professionally. To learn more, ask your manager for details.

*for eligible employees

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