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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How Data Sharing Can Improve Frontline Talent Development
The research included in this report was made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented in this report are those of Digital Promise alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Walmart Foundation.  
Jan 30, 2019 9:45 AM ET
Army Principles Helped This Walmart Manager Move up the Ranks
Elise Hackstall no longer wears an Army uniform. But to this day, the military values she learned in her years of service still inform her identity. Take, for example, the honor code she learned as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy: She’s been known to quote it when talking to her 10-year-old daughter about the importance of honesty. Then there’s a skill she honed as an...
Dec 17, 2018 9:45 AM ET
How My Disability Is Helping Make More Accessible
I began as a product copywriter, responsible for writing thousands of item descriptions. I progressed to become a senior manager on our site merchandising and customer experience team. At the same time I was expanding my focus on customer experience, I was also losing my eyesight. By 2015, I was in the thick of vision loss, but refused to let anyone see the battle I was...
Dec 13, 2018 8:15 AM ET
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Create Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Training
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced nearly $4 million in grants for three organizations working to provide innovative pathways to learning and training to help create mobility for workers: The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation), Code for America Labs, Inc. and Today, nearly 14 million people...
Oct 24, 2018 8:25 AM ET
Walmart Hires More Than 206,000 U.S. Military Veterans and Promotes More Than 30,000 Since the Launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that the company has hired more than 206,000 veterans and promoted more than 30,000 to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who has separated from service...
Aug 23, 2018 1:05 PM ET