Walmart military benefits just got even better! Walmart military hiring practices are already pretty cool but NOW they are taking their commitment to Veterans and Military Families even further by announcing Walmart hiring preference to military spouses!
Hiring Preference Going To Military Spouses
According to their press release:
“Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Home commitment, enhanced in 2015, to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020, a goal it is on track to surpass next year.”
The press release says that there are more than 500,000 active duty military spouses nationwide and while the U.S. jobless rate hovers at four percent nationally, military spouses face a 26 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts!
Check out the video of Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon making the announcement below: