Walmart plans to hire 100,000 veterans

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NPR: Walmart launched a plan to hire over 100,000 recently discharged veterans in the next five years.

According to the company, "beginning Memorial Day, [it] will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty. Most of these jobs will be in Walmart stores and clubs, and some will be in distribution centers and the Home Office."

Simon, speaking at the National Retail Federation's annual convention in Manhattan, said that "not every returning veteran wants to work in retail — but every veteran who does will have a place to go." He spoke of having both part-time and full-time positions available for those who wish them.

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