Oct. 4, 2019
By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs
Melissa Miller wasn’t looking for a new career.
It was 2006. The year before, Melissa’s family had moved to Griffin, Georgia, from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was still recovering from the devastation caused by flooding, but Melissa had every intention of one day returning to her home city with her husband and children. In the meantime, however, she needed a paycheck, so she took on a temporary position with 1888 Mills, a textile manufacturing company headquartered in Griffin.