Jessica Chapman started at Walmart as a means to an end. She needed a job — she didn’t expect to find a career.
Now, she’s the people lead at Store 1697 in Elk Grove, California. The eight-year associate believes her time at Walmart has allowed her to build a career that continues to open doors.
“This job gives me security,” Chapman said. “It gives me stability. And at the same time I feel like I can keep progressing, and always become better.”
Chapman’s quest to continue her personal growth comes from her desire to be a role model for others. As a people lead, her job is all about associates, who she knows are responsible for keeping the business moving. She’s also the proud mother of seven children, who she says are her motivation in reaching higher.
Her next goal? To get her college degree, becoming the first in her family to do so. To do that, she’s taking advantage of Walmart’s associate education benefit, Live Better U, working toward her college degree for only a dollar a day. Chapman has prior experience with college, so she’s well-positioned to understand the value of LBU.