A little more than year ago, our CEO Doug McMillon shared the exciting news that we’re doing even more to invest in our people. As we head into the second year of our $2.7 billion investment in higher wages, training and education, we’ve made a lot of progress, and I’m pleased to share this update.
Developing our people and creating opportunities for long-term career success is truly one of the most important things we do. And we know that if we take care of our associates, they’ll take care of our customers. As our people grow and succeed, so does Walmart.
In fact, on Friday we launched the third of 200 planned Walmart training academies. Over two weeks, department managers and hourly supervisors will participate in immersive training in the classroom and on the sales floor, which will further develop their skills to run great departments, lead people and deliver a top-notch customer experience. We’ll be rolling these out across the U.S. this year.
Check out the highlights below on several other ways we’ve invested in people over the past year.