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What Wal-Mart's Plan to Hire 100,000 Veterans Means For the Company and Economy: Nothing

 

In a move that could be described as both a masterful public relations stroke and a sincerely gracious decision, Wal-Mart has pledged that, starting Memorial Day, it will hire any military veteran who applies for a job within a year of their discharge. The nation's largest retailer expects to ultimately hire more than 100,000 vets within five years, mostly for jobs at its stores and distribution centers. In an interview with the New York Times, the head of Wal-Mart's military program added the caveat that company might only be able to hire some veterans part-time. READ FULL STORY