Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

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Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity

Walmart began as a dream and with a simple investment – while still wearing his Army uniform, Sam Walton stood in front of the store he bought with $5,000 of his savings and a loan from his in-laws – and that first store has grown into the world’s largest retail company, creating economic opportunity for millions of people around the world in retail and retail supply chains. Not only do we provide jobs and advancement opportunities for more than 2 million of our own associates, but also, we spend billions every year with our suppliers. They in turn provide jobs for millions around the world in farms, factories, distribution centers, construction sites and corporate offices.


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Walmart Foundation | Investing in Creating Economic Opportunity
As a next step in an effort to increase economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in the U.S., the Walmart Foundation announced 10 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) across the country will receive funding from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership). The Partnership selected 10 WDBs to collectively form and implement new models of career services specific...
Sep 16, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Walmart Foundation is Investing in Creating Economic Opportunity
Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation shares how the Foundation is helping create economic opportunity through providing funding to workforce development boards in ten communities across the U.S. to develop and test new innovative ways to help workers in the retail sector advance in their career.   
Sep 9, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Betting That a Better-paid, ­Better-trained Workforce Will Keep More Customers Satisfied
#15 Walmart | General Merchandisers No issue is more central to this year’s contentious U.S. presidential election than the anxiety of the average American worker about stagnating wages. But while Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attempt to woo voters with their plans, Walmart is taking action. On Feb. 20, the world’...
Aug 18, 2016 3:15 PM ET
Walmart | Supplier diversity
As featured in the Walmart | Global Responsibility Report 2016 In FY16 in our U.S. markets, we spent $12.1 billion with more than 3,300 diverse suppliers – representing about 8 percent of our suppliers – and an additional $2.6 billion through...
Aug 9, 2016 8:30 AM ET
Helping Customers Make a Difference with Their Dollars
Today, at our home office in Bentonville we hosted our annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call where we met with our suppliers and hundreds of potential suppliers who were here to pitch their ...
Jun 29, 2016 5:45 PM ET