Wal-Mart has hired 1,718 veterans for job opportunities across South Carolina in the first 18 months of the retailer’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. The initiative guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within the first 12 months of separation from service.
“No veteran should have to fight for a job when they return home. We are proud to be a part of their story as they transition to the next chapter of their lives,” retired Army Brig. Gen. Gary Profit, Wal-Mart’s senior director of military programs, said in a release.
Wal-Mart and the Walmart Foundation have pledged $20 million through 2019 to support veteran employment and transition programs.