Walmart, Sam's Club and Operation Homefront to Host Saluting Heroes Together
Event on Armed Forces Day
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – May 10, 2013 – Walmart, Sam's Club and Operation Homefront
will host a community-wide event on Armed Forces Day to help pay tribute and
honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in the U.S.
Local Walmart associates who served in the military will be available for
interviews regarding Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home hiring commitment as well
as their personal experiences working at Walmart and transitioning back into
WHO: Michael Bender, President of Walmart West
Jack Chirrick, Executive Director, Operation Homefront -
Walmart will launch the Veterans Welcome Home commitment on
Memorial Day, May 27^th, to offer a job to any honorably
discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months. The
WHY: company plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the
next five years. As part of this commitment, Walmart has set
a goal of a 30-day hiring process – 30 days from job
application to hire – for any veteran who qualifies.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013
11:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT
WHERE: Walmart Supercenter (store #2479)
Marketplace at the Grove Shopping Center
3412 College Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115
MEDIA CONTACT: Please RSVP by Thursday, May 16^th with Melissa Cameron,
Southwest Strategies at 858-541-7800 or 1-800-331-0085.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members
visit our more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and
e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of
approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart
can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook
atfacebook.com/walmartand on Twitter attwitter.com/walmartnewsroom.
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/PRNewswire -- May 10, 2013/
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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