Walmart is grateful for the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. Through ongoing donations, partnerships and programs designed to meet their specific and often unmet needs, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation actively support the heroism of veterans and their families.
THE VETERANS WELCOME HOME COMMITMENT
Walmart expects to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018. If you have been honorably discharged within the past 12 months and meet our standard hiring criteria, there’s a position for you at Walmart or Sam’s Club. Find out more and begin your job search now.
Give An Hour
The Walmart Foundation has committed $144,000 in support of Give An Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Walmart’s contribution will provide 16 grants to organizations in Norfolk, VA, and Fayetteville, NC, geared toward improving the services they deliver to the military community.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
The Foundation recently announced a $1 million grant to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program . The program will send 300 disabled veterans to entrepreneurship bootcamp at one of seven world-class business schools, among them Florida State University, which joins Walmart in this endeavor in 2012. The funds from the Foundation will also go to support small business training for more than 100 military family members.
Veteran Fast Launch
Walmart has also given $500,000 in support of the SCORE Foundation to support their new “Veteran Fast Launch” initiative. The program will help accelerate veterans’ ability to start a business and succeed as small business owners. Training and mentoring will also be available to the families of veterans.
For more about what Walmart is doing to connect veterans to meaningful opportunities, visit the Walmart Foundation.