Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

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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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Create Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Training
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced nearly $4 million in grants for three organizations working to provide innovative pathways to learning and training to help create mobility for workers: The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation), Code for America Labs, Inc. and edX.org. Today, nearly 14 million people...
Oct 24, 2018 8:25 AM ET
Walmart Hires More Than 206,000 U.S. Military Veterans and Promotes More Than 30,000 Since the Launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that the company has hired more than 206,000 veterans and promoted more than 30,000 to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who has separated from service...
Aug 23, 2018 1:05 PM ET
New York Times: Walmart Says It Will Pay for Its Workers to Earn College Degrees
Walmart announced plans to offer subsidized college tuition for its 1.4 million workers in the United States, joining a growing list of companies that are helping employees pay for higher education as a perk in a tight labor market. The giant retailer will pay tuition for its workers to enroll in college courses — online or on campus — to earn degrees in either supply chain management...
Jun 29, 2018 9:50 AM ET
Walmart Foundation Invests Nearly US $2M in ‘Farmer Market Readiness Program’ in India
NEW DELHI, June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ ― Over 6000 farmers in Andhra Pradesh will move to an improved business model for better value chains and better incomes through an intensive two-year project supported by the Walmart Foundation in partnership with ICRISAT. At a meeting in New Delhi, senior representatives from Walmart and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid...
Jun 27, 2018 10:15 AM ET
Walmart’s New Education Benefit Puts Cap and Gown Within Reach for Associates
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and educate...
May 31, 2018 10:45 AM ET

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