Welcome Home, You’re Hired

By Gary Profit
May 22, 2014

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting five veterans at store 4424 in Warren, Michigan, who were hired through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment within days of submitting a resume. Associates Anthony D’Angelo, Casey Mormen, Sheresse Smith, Craig Weaver, and Andrew Williams explain why they came to Walmart and the experience they have had since joining the company. 

What our associates are saying

Anthony D’Angelo

Anthony spent more than five years as a military policeman and immediately applied for jobs after he was discharged. He heard of a Walmart store opening in Warren and applied through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. Within two days, he was invited for an interview and received an offer less than one week later. Prior to working at Walmart, Anthony had never considered retail.

“I never knew how much room there would be for me to grow within the company. I’m still getting used to retail, but I’m excited to see how my future at Walmart pans out.”

Craig Weaver and Andrew Williams

Craig and Andrew received nothing but silence from applications they submitted to other employers, but both received much needed good news from Walmart within just one week of submitting their applications. Craig decided to transition into other professions but knew immediately after leaving Walmart, he made the wrong decision – Walmart welcomed him back with open arms.

“I don’t ever plan on leaving again,” and he said he’s thankful for the opportunities the company has provided him after leaving the Marine Corps.
 

Sheresse Smith

Sheresse previously served in the Marine Corps and is now happily employed as an Inventory Management associate at Walmart. Although she’s spent less than three months in her current position, she says it already feels like home.

“Walmart offered me something I wasn’t expecting. The bond I’ve made with the other employees is similar to a military bond. We’ve become a family.”

Casey Mormen

Casey was in the Army before joining the Walmart team in January. She started as a fitting room associate and has since been promoted to Apparel Merchandise Supervisor.

“Walmart offers great opportunities to veterans transitioning back into work life.”

Nearly one year after launching our Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, an initiative to hire any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty, Walmart continues to fulfill our promise toward hiring 100,000 veterans over five years. The Walmart location in Warren is a prime example of the commitment, and the store showcases how the company honors our nation’s veterans and provides them endless opportunities.