The program quickly expanded, and 1888 Mills began producing the Better Homes and Gardens line for Walmart.
“Because of Walmart, we were able to hire a lot more employees,” Melissa said.
Now an HR manager, she’s gotten to be directly involved in the company’s hiring initiatives.
“We hired so many people from different cultures and backgrounds. We brought in people from New York, Chicago, Pakistan,” she said. “We give people a chance.”