Walmart hires over 3,000 North Carolina veterans
Walmart press release
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas – Walmart today announced it has hired more than 3,000 veterans for job opportunities across North Carolina in the first 18 months of the retailer’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment.
Part of the company’s commitment to supporting our nation’s military and military families, Walmart’s hiring effort has connected more than 65,000 veterans with employment opportunities across the country to date. The initiative guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within the first 12 months of separation from service.
“Walmart has benefited greatly from the expertise and dedication of the thousands of veterans we’ve welcomed into our ranks this year,” said retired Brigadier General Gary Profit, Walmart’s senior director of military programs. “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.”
Charged with driving programs that support veterans, a large focus for Profit in the last year has been building a community within Walmart for its military hires. Profit is proud of how the hiring effort is contributing to the fabric of the retail giant.
“Our veterans thrive in our structure and we have promoted thousands of our Welcome Home Hires within the last year,” said Profit. “The flexibility we offer allows some to pursue educational goals, while others are finding a meaningful new career path.”
Walmart has welcomed veterans into every aspect of operations from logistics to management to sales at its more than 190 facilities in North Carolina.
“Walmart has provided me with more than just a job. I am in a career where I can continue pushing myself further and advance within the company,” said retired Army veteran John Benitez, assistant manager at store 1312 in Spring Lake, N.C., “I come into work every day knowing I can serve my community and make a difference.”