“The platform engages in a relational rather than transactional way
and helps people understand options and pathways around three
interconnected outcomes: Employment, Education, and Entrepreneurship,”
In 2021, Walmart is planning to advance veteran and military spouse
economic opportunity and well-being through various initiatives spanning
across four focus areas including employment, learning, entrepreneurship,
and health & wellness. Here are some of Walmart’s new focus areas for the
- Launching the Find-a-Future Platform: Launching early next year,
this new platform will guide military-related prospects through an audit of
their current skills, experience and education. It will foster conversations
about a wide range of future possibilities and aspirations and then help
teach them how to build a road map and the connections to achieve their
- Continued access to $1 a day education: Walmart will continue to
offer veterans, and all frontline associates, the opportunity to work at Walmart
and complete a debt-free education through the Live Better U program.
This enables veterans to pass along service-related educational benefits
with their families, while also upskilling for the future of work in a short
amount of time.
- Entrepreneurship: Veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) offer a
tremendous opportunity to empower veterans and to fuel economic growth.
By connecting veteran and military spouse-owned businesses with
organizations, resources and information Walmart is helping empower them
to launch their products or bring their ideas to life.
- Increasing Access to Health Care: Walmart is increasing access to
health care for veterans through telehealth when a VA facility is not
easily accessible. In addition to great health care, Walmart is also focused
on providing job opportunities for individuals well-suited for placement in
the health care industry.
- Support from other veteran associates: Walmart has
several Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) focused on creating
communities of support. Walmart’s SERVES ARG for veterans, military
families and allies is the first of Walmart’s ARGs that has expanded to
include veteran associates working in stores, clubs, DCs and corporate
offices. The SERVES leadership teams at the Home Office, Walmart U.S.,
Sam’s Club and the Supply Chain are organizing and preparing for a variety
of initiatives related to recruiting, onboarding, learning, leader development
and supporting each other and our communities.
For more information visit Walmart Shares Additional Plans to
Support Veterans and Military Spouses or you can visit Careers with a
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