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Business Walmart reaches 5th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home commitment
Business Walmart reaches 5th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home commitment

Walmart reaches 5th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home commitment

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In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Walmart is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment that guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran, a news release explained.

Since the commitment’s May 2013 launch, Walmart has hired 24,473 veterans in Texas and more than 200,000 nationwide. The release said the retailer has a goal of hiring 250,000 by the end of 2020.

“At Walmart, we recognize our veteran associates and leaders as tremendous resources across the company,” retired brigadier Gen. Gary Profit, senior director of military programs for Walmart, said in the release.

“Our veterans bring dedication and value to our workforce, and we feel a great sense of duty to ensuring our men and women in uniform can find not just a job, but a fulfilling career, here at Walmart and beyond,” he added.

In addition to its commitment to hire veterans, Walmart also supports the following initiatives:

— Walmart’s Military Family Promise guarantees a job at a nearby Walmart or Sam’s Club for all military personnel and military spouses employed by the company who have to move due to their spouse being transferred by the U.S. military.

— Walmart participates in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, which recruits veterans and military spouses through career fairs.

— Walmart offers assistance for programs providing job training, transition help and education. The company has committed an additional $20 million through 2019 to support job training, education and innovative public/private community-based initiatives that address challenges many veterans face when returning to civilian life.

For more information, visit walmartcareerswithamission.com


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