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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