To celebrate Veterans Day at Walmart, we have further cemented our commitment to service members and their families with announcements on our military spouse initiative and veteran hiring commitment, including:
Walmart Hires More Than 14,000 Military Spouses: Walmart remains the largest U.S. company offering hiring preference to military spouses. The company introduced the Military Spouse Career Connection program in 2018 as a complement to its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment to hire 250,000 military veterans by the end of 2020.
Walmart on Track to Surpass Veteran Hiring Goal: On Memorial Day 2013, Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with an initial goal of hiring 100,000 veterans. Two years later, we expanded the original projection with the goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Walmart has since hired more than 243,000 veterans as part of our commitment, and of those hired, more than 39,000 have been promoted to jobs with greater responsibility and higher pay.
Walmart Foundation Awards Operation Homefront with $225,000 Grant: During our Veterans Day celebration at corporate headquarters, the Walmart Foundation announced a $225,000 grant to Operation Homefront that will enable the organization to continue their strategic expansion and growth including the development of a new website, outreach tools and a key performance indicator dashboard as they strive to serve even more military families.
For more information on Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s philanthropic efforts around veteran programs visit Walmart.org, and to read more about our announcements visit here.