Enhancing the Economic Mobility and Inclusion of Workers in Retail and Its Product Supply Chains

Jun 21, 2016 1:00 PM ET

Walmart | Global Responsibility Report 2016

Even as global prosperity has increased in the past three decades, many people feel the impact of increasing inequality closer to home. They wonder about their ability to move up the economic ladder. As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart aims to use our strengths to systematically accelerate the improvement of skills and the corresponding upward economic mobility of workers in retail and product supply chains. We place a special focus on the economic mobility of women, minorities and others who may face particular barriers to advancement. To make the most impact, not only are we investing in our own workforce, but also, we are also engaging with a broad base of stakeholders – workers, employers, educational experts, nonprofit organizations, technology companies and governmental agencies – to find innovative ways to improve hiring, training and advancement beyond Walmart.

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