Betting That a Better-paid, ­Better-trained Workforce Will Keep More Customers Satisfied

Walmart included on 2016 Change the World List by Fortune Magazine
Aug 18, 2016 4:15 PM ET

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#15 Walmart | General Merchandisers

No issue is more central to this year’s contentious U.S. presidential election than the anxiety of the average American worker about stagnating wages. But while Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attempt to woo voters with their plans, Walmart is taking action. On Feb. 20, the world’s largest retailer gave more than 1.1 million hourly “associates” a raise as part of its $2.7 billion campaign, unveiled in 2015, to invest in its workforce.

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