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Walmart announces more than 7,200 veteran hires in Georgia

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Walmart announced today, May 26 that since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013, it has hired more than 7,200 veterans in the state of Georgia and promoted more than 800 veterans at its locations here to jobs of greater responsibility. 

The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.  

“At Walmart, we have seen firsthand that veterans and active service members bring tremendous skills, like leadership, attention to detail and conscientiousness, to their civilian jobs,” said Retired Brigadier General, Gary Profit, senior director of military programs for Walmart. “We are proud to salute these individuals during all stages of service – from making a decision to enlist in the armed forces to when they return home.”

In addition to its commitment to hiring veterans, Walmart also ensures their family members are giving long-lasting career opportunities.

The company's Military Family Promise guarantees a job at a nearby store or Sam's Club for all military personnel and military spouses employed by Walmart and Sam's Club who move to a different part of the country due to themselves or their spouses being transferred by the United States military.

In an effort to commemorate Memorial Day and support military families who have made the ultimate sacrifice, Walmart is giving a $100,000 grant to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS. This grant will support the TAPS Casework and Emergency Assistance Program for survivors in need. 

For more information about Walmart’s commitment to veterans, service members and military families, please visit: http://www.walmartcareerswithamission.com/ or http://corporate.walmart.com/global-responsibility/veterans-military-families/ and follow on Twitter @WalmartToday.

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