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Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart has launched an initiative to hire any honorably discharged US military veteran within the first 12 months after they have been on active duty. Through a program dubbed Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart anticipates hiring more than 100,000 veterans by 2018.
"Hiring a veteran can be one of the best business decisions you make," said Bill Simon, Wal-Mart U.S. president and CEO (and veteran of the U.S. navy). "We believe Wal-Mart is already the largest private employer of veterans in the country, and we want to hire more."