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Wal-Mart Pledges to Hire 100,000-Plus Veterans

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every veteran who wants a job.

The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart’s namesake U.S. business.

Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Ark., says it projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in the next five years. Honorably discharged veterans will have a “place to go”, says Wal-Mart’s Simon, according to prepared text supplied by the discounter. The hiring pledge, which will begin on Memorial Day, covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty. Most of the jobs will be in Wal-Mart’s stores or its Sam’s club locations. Some will be in the company’s distribution centers.

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  1. MadDawg

    January 15th, 2013

    30 hour week and no health benefits

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  2. KF

    January 15th, 2013

    They know they need to do something to balance out their BS pandering to Democrats on ammunition orders.

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  3. RosalindJ

    January 15th, 2013

    That’s nice.. I’ll be more impressed when I hear something from them about not caving to WH pressure to not order more ammo.

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  4. Unneutral

    January 15th, 2013

    Hey Wal-Mart, it’s tough appeasing both sides isn’t it???

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  5. reddecaesari

    January 15th, 2013

    unforunately they are veterans of the al qaeda regime

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  6. Eleanor in Hell

    January 15th, 2013

    They already hire Civil War and WWI vets as greeters.
    Are they going to give those youngsters from WWII jobs now too?

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  7. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 15th, 2013

    Eleanor, get with the modern times…
    Korean War vets. Where have you been?
    :evil:

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  8. Helldogger

    January 15th, 2013

    Walmart could put them all to work at good money jobs by buying American made goods.

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  9. Doc

    January 15th, 2013

    Man you facturin ain’t gonna happen in this country till we get rid of all the freeloader society and the rest of the commie mofo’s.

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  10. Carlos The Jackal

    January 15th, 2013

    Obama made the waltons an offer they couldn’t refuse.

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