INCREASING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
In addition to creating development and advancement opportunities for our 2.2 million associates around the world, Walmart also creates economic opportunity for people and businesses all along our supply chains. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation support programs that advance women’s economic mobility, create advancement opportunities for people in retail and related sectors, promote local manufacturing, champion supplier diversity and help suppliers and small businesses grow.
One of society’s greatest challenges is helping workers gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the jobs of today and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
We use the power of our purchase order as a development tool in two ways: to promote diverse suppliers and to support small producers in emerging markets.
February 13, 2020Less than two years ago, we started our partnership with Guild Education to offer Walmart associates a path to a debt-free college degree through our Live Better U initiative.This is an exciting time, because this month, we have our first group of more than 30…
September 27, 2019DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 27, 2019 — Today, the Walmart Distribution Center in Sanger, TX, became home to the first-of-its-kind Walmart Supply Chain Academy, created specifically to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with a clear path to advancement. The retailer celebrated the first graduating class of this new Academy…
August 20, 2019August 20, 2019 By Matt Smith With a year in the books, Live Better U is redefining what affordable college means for thousands of Walmart associates. Since August 2018, its 6,000-plus students have earned a total of $17.5 million in college credits while only paying a little over $500,000.The benefit has been so successful that Walmart and Guild…