SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 14: Staff Sergeant Hyrum Durffy of the Utah National Guard is greeted by his family as he returns home for the holidays at the Salt Lake City International Airport on December 14, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are part of the Utah National Guard's 141st Military Intelligence Battalion who is returning form Afghanistan where they have been deployed since last February. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
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Walmart To Give Hiring Preference To Military Spouses

There’s more than 500,000 active duty military spouses nationwide and they face a 26% unemployment rate. This will help…

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:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON WALMART’S NEW HIRING PREFERENCE

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