Wal-Mart Makes Pledge to Hire All Recently Discharged Veterans
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest retailer in the world and largest private employer in the United States, has made a pledge to hire every single recently discharged U.S. veteran who wants a job.
Wal-Mart says that it projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. According to Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U.S. business, all honorably discharged veterans will have a "place to go" in Wal-Mart.
All veterans are eligible for the program for up to 12-months after leaving active duty.
According to Wal-Mart, most of the jobs will be in its U.S. retail stores or its Sam's Club locations. Some will be in the company's distribution centers.