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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
´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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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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