Associated Press (01/15/13)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pledged to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The program, which will begin on Memorial Day, covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty. Most of the jobs will be in Wal-Mart’s stores or its Sam’s club locations. Some will be in the company’s distribution centers. Bill Simon, president and cheif executive officer of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, says veterans are ideal hires because they have a record of performance under pressure, are quick learners, team players, and have a passion for service.