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DALLAS, 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, 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…
June 5, 2019 By BJ Clay, Manager Store #2289 Even in Bernie Sanders’ backyard, a lot of people rely on Walmart. They work there, they shop there. The store donates to nonprofits and other organizations in the area. It’s part of the fabric of the community.I should know. I run the Supercenter in Bennington, Vermont.Eighteen years ago, when I…
June 4, 2019 By Matt Smith, Corporate Affairs Last year, Walmart partnered with Guild Education to create Live Better U, a groundbreaking benefit giving associates the ability to get a college education for only $1 a day. That program is now expanding to include more degrees and incentives for high school students, allowing even more people to…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 4, 2019 — Walmart is committed to winning the future of retail and knows investing in its people is essential to serving customers today and in the future. To help prepare its workforce for tomorrow, the retailer is expanding its Live Better U education benefit to include new technology degrees and certificates for $1 a day…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 21, 2019 – Walmart today announced the hiring of nearly 6,000 military spouses since launching the Military Spouse Career Connection (MSCC) on Veterans Day 2018. In its sixth month, the MSCC gives hiring preference to military spouses who seek employment with Walmart or Sam’s Club. This announcement comes at a time when more…
March 29, 2019 By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs Many Americans face a dilemma: earn a living or get a college degree. The choice isn’t always clear. Tracy Hutchens knew she wanted to earn a college degree. But, when she was offered a promotion to a management position while working at a Walmart distribution center in Tomah, Wisconsin, it…
March 27, 2019 By Julie Murphy, executive vice president of People, Walmart U.S. The nature of work is changing – and quickly. Walmart is focused on staying out in front of that change and helping our people thrive in tomorrow’s workplace.We are on a journey to be an employer of choice and over the last four years, we’ve been deliberate in how and…
March 8, 2019 By Jacqui Canney, Executive Vice President, Global People This International Women’s Day at Walmart, we’re celebrating the contributions of women and reflecting on how to provide even more opportunity for them – whether that’s for our own associates, for women and girls in our communities or for women across our supply chain.…
March 6, 2019 By Matt Smith and Kyle Jones, Walmart Corporate Affairs When I met Amanda Whitehurst this January, she had just been promoted to manager of a Walmart supercenter in Crossett, Arkansas. Running a Walmart store is a terrific accomplishment. But it wasn’t always Amanda’s goal. She was hired in 2009 as a temporary cashier, and she…
Change is the only constant. The history of work in America certainly proves the point. The Industrial Revolution sent people streaming from the countryside into cities. The rise of mass production brought work indoors and onto the assembly line. As events constantly reshape work, society makes adaptive changes, from compulsory high school…
With more than 1,400 new Walmart truck drivers added in 2018, hundreds more are slated to join the fleet in 2019. Assessments, mentorship and a faster hiring process are all a part of new onboarding events that are filling critical new jobs created by Walmart’s business growth during an industry-wide shortage.The revamped orientation initiatives…