Oct. 29, 2019
By Cindi Marsiglio, Vice President, Merchandising Services
Cooler temperatures. Pumpkin spice. Halloween. American jobs.
Three of these four things naturally come to mind every October. But did you know October is Manufacturing Month?
Manufacturing Month is sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and this year, Walmart is proud to serve as a partner, helping to showcase the role manufacturing plays in the creation of jobs in America. When more than 80% of our customers told us where their products are made matters to them, it was impossible not to listen.
Likewise, when our suppliers told us with Walmart’s help, they can make more products closer to our customers, we launched the Investing in American Jobs initiative, a 10-year commitment of $250 billion that we’re investing in goods produced, sourced and assembled in the U.S. The broader goal is simple: support the opportunity for job creation in the communities we serve. We’re proud of our progress toward this goal that can help create a million new jobs, but we recognize there is still more work to be done when it comes to supporting American manufacturing.