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Starting a new career can be daunting for anyone. And that goes double for U.S. military veterans cycling into civilian life. Earlier this year, Walmart fulfilled its commitment to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020. I caught up with one of our proud military veterans, Jessica Huntsman, to…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 1, 2020 — When Jessica Huntsman returned to civilian life after almost a decade of service in the U.S. Army, she found it more challenging finding a job than she’d expected. “I put in so many applications when I left, but no one wanted to take a look,” she said. “I asked myself, ‘I check all of these boxes, why does no one…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 10, 2020 — Even before the current economic climate, Walmart’s response to an economy going through a technology-fueled transformation with evolving consumer habits has been focused on investing in associates. Over the last few months, Walmart has committed to invest almost $1 billion in U.S. associate bonuses and today…
Walmart is growing its trucking fleet by more than 500 truck drivers this year, mainly across the West and East Coast. The company is looking for good, experienced drivers, like Robert Sullivan, to work in one of the most highly sought-after jobs in the trucking industry. Sullivan was working as…
At Walmart, we know we are at our best when we champion diversity and inclusion across our business. Women make up the majority of our associates and the majority of our shoppers, so it makes sense for us to use our strength to support women at all…
Less 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…
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…