This Veterans Day, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) says it remains devoted to supporting veterans and military families through its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in which the retailer pledges to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.
In May, the retailer announced it would hire any honorably discharged veteran less than a year out from the military. Since then, 20,000 veterans have already joined the company.
"Today we're reinforcing our pledge to hire, learn from and support our military heroes in every way we can, whether it's recruiting veterans or reuniting military families during the holidays," said Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and CEO and U.S. Navy veteran in a statement. "Through their service, our troops give us a land of freedom. We will keep doing our part to give them a land of possibility."
Veterans hired at Walmart have been placed into positions that best match their skills and professional goals, from immediate jobs in stores and clubs to positions in the company's corporate office.
In addition to providing employment opportunities, Walmart also donated $2 million to Operation Homefront and Fisher House to provide toys, meals and lodging to military families this holiday season. The donation will also help hundreds of active duty service members come home for the holidays.
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