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Walmart makes hiring vets its new mission

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One of the many challenges that military veterans and their families face when they return to civilian life is finding a job. But, one major company believes hiring more vets is good not only for the former military people but also for the company. The men and women who have served our country in the military often times have to adapt to civilian life. When they return home, one of the most important things they do is look for a new job. Since Memorial Day 2013, the people leading Walmart have decided to make it their mission to hire as many vets as possible.

"During the course of that period, we've been able to hire over 42,000 veterans into our Walmart associates team and we're gratified with that response obviously. We're also very gratified to know that a thousand of them are in the great state of Louisiana" says General Gary Profit, Senior Director of Military Programs for Walmart. "The Walmart foundation has already committed $20 million to helping vets transition back to civilian life and plan to spend another $20 million. The bottom line is that hiring vets is not only good for them; it's a smart business move. These are very talented people and I can't imagine why any company wouldn't want to add to the leadership and commitment and dedication to the workforce because that's what veterans and military families represent."

For more information, please go to walmartcareerswithamission.com.

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