Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any Veteran Who Wants a Job

James Dao, of the New York Times, announces an exciting new initiative by Wal-Mart:

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will announce Tuesday a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge.

The announcement, to be made in a speech in New York by William S. Simon, the president and chief executive of Wal-Mart U.S., represents among the largest hiring commitments for veterans in history.

Company officials said they believe the program, which will officially begin on Memorial Day — May 27 this year — will lead to the hiring of more than 100,000 people in the next five years, the length of the commitment.

“Let’s be clear: Hiring a veteran can be one of the best decisions any of us can make,” Mr. Simon will say in his keynote speech to the National Retail Federation, according to prepared text. “These are leaders with discipline, training and a passion for service.”

Read more here.  And, thank you, Wal-Mart, for your loyalty to our veterans!

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  • Brantley

    I see the good in this. I really do. But methinks this is not the vocation most veterans dream of, and certainly not what the military promises in its slick recruiting pitches regarding all the skills and training one can receive. “Be all that you can be!”*

    *which is qualified to work at Walmart

    Let’s reserve praise until we see Walmart pay both veterans and other employees better wages and offer them generous healthcare.