Nov. 10, 2020
By Brynt Parmeter, Senior Director, Military & STEM Programs, Walmart
Walmart has a rich history of supporting our veterans over the years, starting with our first veteran, founder Sam Walton. Earlier this year, we announced that we had achieved our Veteran’s Welcome Home Commitment of 250,000 Veterans hired since 2013. To date, we’ve hired over 320,000 veterans and military spouses since the beginning of that commitment, and our focus on supporting and hiring Veterans only continues.
As a veteran myself, I feel a sense of excitement for what is coming. In 2021 and beyond, we’re planning to advance veteran and military spouse economic opportunity and well-being through initiatives spanning across four focus areas including employment, learning, entrepreneurship and health & wellness. Here are some of our new focus areas for the year ahead: