Walmart announces additional plans to support Veterans and Military Spouses
This year, the retailer is announcing the launch of a new Find-a-Future Platform to help guide military-related prospects through an audit of their current skills, experience and education and then help teach them how to build a road map to help achieve their goals.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Beginning in 2021, retail giant Walmart is planning to expand their support for the military community with initiatives in employment, learning, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness.
Focus areas for the planned expansion include:
- launching the “Find-a-Future” platform to guide military-related prospects through an assessment of their current skills, experience, and education with the goal of providing a road map and fostering conversations about their future aspirations
- continuing access to $1-a-day education with the “Live Better U Program,” which allows veterans and frontline associates to work at Walmart while completing a debt-free education
- connecting veteran and military spouse-owned businesses with organizations, resources, and information to help empower them to launch their products or bring new ideas to life
- increasing access to health care for veterans through telehealth and in-person visits when a V.A. facility is not easily accessible, as well as providing job opportunities for individuals well-suited for placement in the health care industry
- the S.E.R.V.E.S. Associate Resource Group is the first of Walmart’s A.R.G.s that has expanded to include veteran associates in stores, clubs, distribution centers, and corporate offices, in addition to being a community resource for veterans, military families, and allies
“Walmart has a rich history of supporting our veterans over the years, starting with our first veteran, founder Sam Walton. Earlier this year, we announced that we had achieved our Veteran’s Welcome Home Commitment of 250,000 veterans hired since 2013. To date, we’ve hired 320,000 veterans and military spouses since the beginning of that commitment, and our focus on supporting and hiring veterans only continues,” wrote Brynt Parmeter, Senior Director of Walmart’s Military and S.T.E.M. Programs.