(Image source: Stars and Stripes)


BY JASMINE BAILEY 


If you’re a military veteran and you need a job— well, the nation’s largest retailer announced Tuesday — it might have a spot open for you.


WNYW:
“Walmart is offering to hire more than 100,000veterans in the next five years. By employing those who served our country at a time when they are in need of work.”


The program is set to launch on Memorial Day. But there are stipulations — veterans must have left active duty within the past 12 months and not have been dishonorably discharged.


President and CEO of Walmart U.S., Bill Simon — who is a veteran himself, said this about the new program:


“Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. They're quick learners, and they're team players. These are leaders with discipline, training, and a passion for service. There is a seriousness and sense of purpose that the military instills, and we need it today more than ever."


Simon did note that not every veteran wants to work in retail, but those who do— have a place to go. And as CNN notes— the new job openings come at a time when many veterans have been struggling to find jobs after leaving the military.


CNN:
“Veterans of the most recent wars, the so called Gulf Era two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unemployment in that group was above 13,00 a year ago. About 225,000 remained unemployed.”


And as Yahoo! News reports First Lady Michelle Obama commended Walmart for its support of veterans.


“This is exactly the kind of act we hoped would be possible… Today, my challenge is simple: for every business in America to follow Wal-Mart's lead.”


The White House will reportedly call Walmart and other big American businesses together in the next several weeks to discuss the plan and seek more commitments.


But The New York Times notes— this kind of priority from Walmart for the nation’s veterans shouldn’t really come as a surprise.


“Wal-Mart’s foundation has consistently been among the most generous contributors to veterans’ charities, committing to donate $20 million to veterans’ causes by 2015.”


Most of the available jobs will be in Walmart's stores or its Sam's Club locations. Some will also be available in the company's distribution centers.

 

Walmart To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over 5 Years

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Jan 15, 2013

Walmart To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over 5 Years

 

(Image source: Stars and Stripes)


BY JASMINE BAILEY 


If you’re a military veteran and you need a job— well, the nation’s largest retailer announced Tuesday — it might have a spot open for you.


WNYW:
“Walmart is offering to hire more than 100,000veterans in the next five years. By employing those who served our country at a time when they are in need of work.”


The program is set to launch on Memorial Day. But there are stipulations — veterans must have left active duty within the past 12 months and not have been dishonorably discharged.


President and CEO of Walmart U.S., Bill Simon — who is a veteran himself, said this about the new program:


“Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. They're quick learners, and they're team players. These are leaders with discipline, training, and a passion for service. There is a seriousness and sense of purpose that the military instills, and we need it today more than ever."


Simon did note that not every veteran wants to work in retail, but those who do— have a place to go. And as CNN notes— the new job openings come at a time when many veterans have been struggling to find jobs after leaving the military.


CNN:
“Veterans of the most recent wars, the so called Gulf Era two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unemployment in that group was above 13,00 a year ago. About 225,000 remained unemployed.”


And as Yahoo! News reports First Lady Michelle Obama commended Walmart for its support of veterans.


“This is exactly the kind of act we hoped would be possible… Today, my challenge is simple: for every business in America to follow Wal-Mart's lead.”


The White House will reportedly call Walmart and other big American businesses together in the next several weeks to discuss the plan and seek more commitments.


But The New York Times notes— this kind of priority from Walmart for the nation’s veterans shouldn’t really come as a surprise.


“Wal-Mart’s foundation has consistently been among the most generous contributors to veterans’ charities, committing to donate $20 million to veterans’ causes by 2015.”


Most of the available jobs will be in Walmart's stores or its Sam's Club locations. Some will also be available in the company's distribution centers.

 

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