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Old 01-15-2013, 11:05 AM  
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Wal-Mart pledges to hire any returning veteran who wants a job

In a speech to the National Retail Federation in New York on Tuesday, Chief Executive Bill Simon said the company would hire any returning veteran who wanted a job. He also said the company would buy more products from the U.S. and help more employees become full time.

It was the 2012 election and the gridlock in Congress that motivated Simon to introduce these initiatives, he said.

“The election clarified for me that it’s time for those of us outside politics to get to work,” he said. “I find it fascinating that during the campaign we all waited with bated breath each month for the government to tell us how many private-sector jobs were created. After all, it’s the private sector that creates jobs.”

Wal-Mart said it plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years as part of a program to offer a job to “any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty.” Simon said veterans are often good employees, and that his company plans to begin hiring them after Memorial Day.

“Not every returning veterans wants to work in retail,” he said. “But every veteran who does will have a place to go.”

Veterans will be placed in jobs in stores, clubs, distribution centers and in the corporate office, he said.

"Hiring a veteran can be one of the best decisions any of us can make," he said. "Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. They're quick leaders and they're team players."



http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,3835656.story
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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Nobodies saying pay them $100k. Pay people a living wage. You can't work Wal- Mart full time and afford to pay rent.
Then don't
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #17
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You can't work Wal- Mart full time and afford to pay rent.
There are jobs with the company other than in the store. They are referenced in the OP.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #18
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #19
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #20
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #21
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Nobodies saying pay them $100k. Pay people a living wage. You can't work Wal- Mart full time and afford to pay rent.
They don't have any trouble finding employees for the wages they're paying. Why on earth would they pay more?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #22
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I don't shop at walmart, but what you're saying is wrong.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #23
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I don't shop at walmart, but what you're saying is wrong.
We can agree to disagree.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #24
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #25
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How much money should a person get for ringing up sales on a cash register using printed bar codes, or putting merchandise on a shelf? As much as a doctor? As much as a successful lawyer? There are many more jobs at Wal Mart other than at the stores. They pay several times the minimum wage. I have one.
This. I know several people that make very good salaries at Walmart.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:41 AM   #26
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #27
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Had they not hired a veteran before this announcement? I doubt it. But it's good to know.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #28
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