Walmart hires 1,185 Wisconsin veterans

Special to The Freeman

Nov. 11, 2014

WAUKESHA — Since Walmart began its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment 18 months ago, it has hired more than 1,185 veterans for jobs in Wisconsin, the company announced Tuesday.

“As part of the company’s long, storied commitment to supporting our nation’s military and military families, Walmart’s hiring effort has connected 67,861 veterans with employment opportunities across the country to date through its Welcome Home Commitment,” according to a company announcement. “This initiative guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within the first 12 months of separation from service.”

This year, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged $20 million through 2019 to support veteran employment and transition programs. In 2011, the Walmart Foundation pledged $20 million through 2015, a goal it met one year early, according to the announcement.