In this fast-paced, technology-driven world, even a relatively brief break from the workplace can feel like a setback. You have great experience. You have a positive attitude. All you’re asking for now…is a break.

The Stanley Black & Decker Returner Program might be just what you need to sharpen your skills, build your confidence, and develop a business network as you transition back to work. Developed with Path Forward, the program offers paid return-to-work opportunities to professionals who’ve chosen to take a career break for caregiving or other personal reasons.

We value your choice and want to help you achieve your next goal: getting back to work.


  • 16-week, full-time paid work experiences
  • Meaningful, impactful projects and work
  • Potential to extend to a permanent position
  • 100% virtually based (work remotely)
  • Cohort-based (other returners in the program)
  • Planned learning and development opportunities


  • At least five years of professional experience
  • A background in engineering, technology, finance, accounting, human resources or other corporate functions
  • Willingness to continually build new skills and develop a broader professional network
  • A dedicated, distraction-free virtual workspace



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Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with disabilities and military veterans.

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