COLUMBUS – In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Walmart is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment which guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. Since the commitment’s launch in May 2013, Walmart has hired 6,216 veterans in Ohio. Nationwide, more than 200,000 veterans have been hired with the 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,” said Retired Brigadier General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs for Walmart. “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.”
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 also 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 about Walmart’s commitment to veterans, service members and military families, please visit: http://www.walmartcareerswithamission.com/ or http://corporate.walmart.com/global-responsibility/veterans-military-families/ and follow on Twitter @WalmartToday.