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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Promoting Increased Mobility in the Retail and Adjacent Sectors
Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity  In 2015, as a complement to our own investments in wages and training, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched a five-year, $100 million initiative to increase upward mobility of frontline retail and adjacent sector workers in the U.S. Through...
Jun 24, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Lifelong Learning: Creating Opportunity Through Education
Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity  The program focuses on building skills and credentials beyond their immediate job at Walmart. The learning opportunities range from foreign language courses to classes for completing a high school diploma, as well as earning no-cost college credit...
Jun 22, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Support & Stability For Veterans & Military Families
Learn more about Walmart's commitment to veterans and their families.  About WalmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260...
Jun 1, 2016 9:30 AM ET
The Ripple Effect: Patrick’s Story
From Leading Soldiers to Leading Walmart Associates; Hear Patrick Shannon’s Story What is the Ripple Effect? Patrick’s story is one example of how one small change can make a big difference. Visit Walmart.com/RippleEffect to learn more.  About WalmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people...
May 31, 2016 10:30 AM ET
Walmart Celebrates Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with Announcement of 130,828 Veteran Hires
Bentonville, Ark., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced it has hired 130,828 veterans since it announced its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013*. Of those veteran hires, 15,176 have been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility. On Memorial Day 2013, Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, which guaranteed a job offer to any...
May 24, 2016 1:00 PM ET

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