Walmart celebrates sixth anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

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CHICAGO, Ill. -– Walmart is celebrating the sixth anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment and announced Wednesday that 6,430 veterans have been hired to work for the company in Illinois. 

Walmart officials said more than 226,000 veterans have been hired since the 2013 launch. The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.

“Veterans bring their strong value systems and capable leadership to our business,” said Retired Brigadier General Gary Profit, the senior director of military programs for Walmart. “Our military veteran associates are talented and dedicated, and they make us better. As a veteran myself, I am proud that Walmart offers career programs for veterans and military families: If you serve and sacrifice for your country, you shouldn’t have to fight for a job at home.” 

In addition to the celebration of more than 226,000 veteran hires nationwide, Walmart is also celebrating the first milestone in its Military Spouse Career Connection, a new hiring initiative announced in 2018 aimed at military spouses. Walmart has hired nearly 6,000 military spouses to date.

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