Wal-Mart pledges to hire military veterans
NEW YORK - The Associated Press
Wal-Mart employs more than 1.4 million workers in the U.S. REUTERS photoWal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and the largest private employer in the U.S., is making a pledge to hire every military veteran who wants a job.
The plan was expected to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York today by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart’s namesake U.S. business. He’ll speak at the annual retail industry convention.
The company 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. The hiring pledge covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty.