Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

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Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

Walmart began as a dream and with a simple investment – while still wearing his Army uniform, Sam Walton stood in front of the store he bought with $5,000 of his savings and a loan from his in-laws – and that first store has grown into the world’s largest retail company, creating economic opportunity for millions of people around the world in retail and retail supply chains. Not only do we provide jobs and advancement opportunities for more than 2 million of our own associates, but also, we spend billions every year with our suppliers. They in turn provide jobs for millions around the world in farms, factories, distribution centers, construction sites and corporate offices.

 

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In Celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, Walmart Announces the Hiring of Nearly 6,000 Military Spouses Through the Military Spouse Career Connection and a $1 Million Grant to Hire Heroes USA From Walmart Foundation
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – 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 than 75 percent of our...
May 21, 2019 11:05 AM ET
She Started at the Bottom. Now, This Store Manager is at the Top of Her Game.
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 remembers thinking at...
Mar 8, 2019 4:30 PM ET
How Data Sharing Can Improve Frontline Talent Development
The research included in this report was made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented in this report are those of Digital Promise alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Walmart Foundation.  
Jan 30, 2019 9:45 AM ET
Army Principles Helped This Walmart Manager Move up the Ranks
Elise Hackstall no longer wears an Army uniform. But to this day, the military values she learned in her years of service still inform her identity. Take, for example, the honor code she learned as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy: She’s been known to quote it when talking to her 10-year-old daughter about the importance of honesty. Then there’s a skill she honed as an...
Dec 17, 2018 9:45 AM ET
How My Disability Is Helping Make Walmart.com More Accessible
I began as a product copywriter, responsible for writing thousands of item descriptions. I progressed to become a senior manager on our site merchandising and customer experience team. At the same time I was expanding my focus on customer experience, I was also losing my eyesight. By 2015, I was in the thick of vision loss, but refused to let anyone see the battle I was...
Dec 13, 2018 8:15 AM ET

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