Walmart reaches veteran hiring milestone
Walmart is strengthening its commitment to veterans’ career opportunities by launching a new event for veteran-owned businesses.
The company is co-sponsoring Veteran EDGE, a first-of-its-kind conference and training event dedicated to veteran-owned businesses and the network that supports them. Powered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, the event, held this month in Austin, Texas, will gather veteran and military spouse small business owners from around the country alongside IVMF program graduates to network and share the latest opportunities, best practices and available resources for their growing companies.
Walmart has hired more than 194,000 veterans and promoted more than 28,000 veterans to roles of greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013.
“At Walmart, we see the dedication and value veterans bring to the workforce every day, and we’re committed to providing service men and women open paths to success,” said retired Brig. Gen. Gary Profit, senior director of military programs at Walmart. “We are proud to use our strengths to support veterans and their families, not only as they reintegrate into the civilian workforce, but throughout their entire career.”