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Walmart pledges a job to every
honorably discharged veteran

New York Daily News, by Victoria Cavaliere

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/16/2013 6:09:27 AM

Retail giant Walmart pledged Tuesday to hire any returning military veteran that wants a job with the company. Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon told a retail conference in New York City the company expects to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years, one of the largest-ever hiring commitments of former military personnel. "We believe Walmart is already the largest private employer of veterans in the country, and we want to hire more," Simon said. "Hiring a veteran can be one of the best decisions any of us can make...Veterans have a record of performance under pressure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/16/2013 6:15:06 AM     (No. 9119258)

God bless Walmart,what a great American company.

I already go there 4-5 times a week whether I need to or not. Actually It´s just poor food planning on my part.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/16/2013 6:46:33 AM     (No. 9119287)

And Walmart will be better for it! What a great company to do this. I don´t expect all soldiers will make a 20 year career of it, but it´s a soft landing and a great gap filler for those men and women who need a job RIGHT NOW while they look for something they want to do. Walmart just gets more of my business because of this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rasputin, 1/16/2013 7:14:29 AM     (No. 9119319)

Did anybody else notice the incredible Left-wing slant in the subhead?:

"The plan was met with approval by First Lady Michelle Obama and recruiters who place vets in jobs. But former Walmart employees think the minimum wage, part-time work won´t help vets get on their feet."

Well, guess that, to the Left, Walmart didn´t do a good thing afterall! Only government is capable of doing good.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 1/16/2013 7:35:33 AM     (No. 9119344)

The SEIU will see this as their new foothold to gain a union at Walmart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/16/2013 7:47:59 AM     (No. 9119366)

This is nice. Thanks, Wal Mart.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judith, 1/16/2013 7:54:03 AM     (No. 9119381)

What great timing! Just after the non-scandal (or is it a scandal?)about not selling ammunition, this comes out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/16/2013 8:02:43 AM     (No. 9119400)

Unions go ballistic due to the fact Walmart in non-union.
If Walmart were unionized the leftists would be running around wetting their pants with joy!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tommyr, 1/16/2013 8:08:29 AM     (No. 9119415)

Thanks go to Walmart. Hope the program succeeds in every way and that Walmart has a program to follow up with merit promotions, education and training and a fair chance to climb the employment ladder, if you will.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/16/2013 8:41:06 AM     (No. 9119496)

There will be vets who will use a Wal-Mart job as a step up. Others may make it a career. Either way, it´s a good thing. Thanks Wal-Mart.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WalkingLadyLiberty, 1/16/2013 8:49:40 AM     (No. 9119507)

Sam Walton would highly approve of hiring vets. Likewise, Sam Walton would not put up with the ammo shenanigans going on in his company. Wally World cannot have their cake and eat it too. To me, the vet thing is not noble in light of the ammo situation. It is merely an attempt to cover a wrong done to the American people.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/16/2013 9:40:20 AM     (No. 9119615)

God Bless Walmart.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/16/2013 9:48:32 AM     (No. 9119640)

I´m reading all the positive comments as jest, poking fun at Wally World.

"Good morning, Welcome to Walmart."

Hey, $7.00 an hour ain´t bad is it?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 1/16/2013 10:00:51 AM     (No. 9119679)

It´s a start. Besides, having worked and actually SERVED their country, they are poorly suited to Federal Employees Goonion sinecures. What a refreshing twist on Affirmative Action: earned, not just handed out.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/16/2013 10:49:11 AM     (No. 9119831)

#12

".."Good morning, Welcome to Walmart."

Hey, $7.00 an hour ain´t bad is it?…"

´Greeter´ is a non-essential job created by Walmart to give needy older Americans an income…and for some, a place to go to feel useful and to fill empty, lonely days..
It´s more of an act of charity for Walmart to do this.

And if the pay really is $7.00 an hour, (I don´t know about that) there obviously are people willing to work for that wage.

Don´t criticize what you don´t understand.




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Reply 15 - Posted by: Eliza M, 1/16/2013 11:50:03 AM     (No. 9120003)

I am a mother of 2 Sons in military. This makes me very happy to know that a company like Walmart honors our Soldiers to give them a job to keep up their moral...Especially the ones who have been deployed in war zones. Thank you.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WilliamTell, 1/16/2013 12:06:47 PM     (No. 9120053)

More of a jobs program than congress or jugears put together in 4 years

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