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Wal-Mart pledges to hire 100,000-plus veterans
KING5 ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | AP&KING5

Posted on 01/15/2013 8:39:30 AM PST by djf

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every recently discharged veteran who wants a job.

The plan is set to be announced as part of an address delivered in New York on Tuesday at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U.S. business.

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Wal Mart pledges to hire every Honorably-discharged veteran...
1 posted on 01/15/2013 8:39:34 AM PST by djf
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To: djf

They can manage this because they need extra staff to work 28-hour weeks to cover the hours cutbacks due to Obamacare.

Still, I like the idea of offering vets “head of the line” access for jobs.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 8:43:52 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: djf

This is a PR ploy to cover their ass for eliminating firearms sales in their stores.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 8:52:21 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: djf
Wal Mart pledges to hire every Honorably-discharged veteran...

...and conspire in instituting every one of Zero's illegal executive orders on guns.

4 posted on 01/15/2013 8:54:13 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: kevkrom

Actually another of the programs to be fully announced today, aong with this, is about working to get more part time associates into full time positions.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 8:56:14 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: maine yankee
This is a PR ploy to cover their ass for eliminating firearms sales in their stores.

I would bet my last dollar that this is exactly what WalMart is doing.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 8:57:04 AM PST by Obadiah (Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war.)
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To: maine yankee

When did they eliminate firearms sales in their stores?


7 posted on 01/15/2013 8:57:31 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: djf

Because of the run on gun sales?


8 posted on 01/15/2013 8:58:58 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: maine yankee

My Walmart in Mustang Oklahoma is still selling guns and ammunition (when in stock).


9 posted on 01/15/2013 9:01:47 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: maine yankee

That’s exactly what they are doing, IMHO.

https://soundcloud.com/user815154038/walmart-federal-gun-control


10 posted on 01/15/2013 9:09:46 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Walmart responds to ‘suspended ammo’ story

The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true.

“That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.”

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2978184/posts#71


11 posted on 01/15/2013 9:15:30 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: maine yankee

Walmart is still selling guns. I just got home from the local walmart and they have guns and ammo for sale. The corporate headquarters said they have NOT changed their policies and are selling firearms. I also called the Walmart Sporting Goods Mgr in Rogers, Arkansas and he said he has guns and ammo for sale.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 9:15:47 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: djf
“Wal Mart pledges to hire every Honorably-discharged veteran.”

HOORAY FOR WAL MART.!! If I wasn't so damn sick, I would go buy something from them..But it won't be ammo...They don't have any ammo left...

13 posted on 01/15/2013 9:16:08 AM PST by unread
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To: Red Steel

Thanks for the update!


14 posted on 01/15/2013 9:16:42 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Gabz

Walmart is selling guns and ammo..it is a lie being spread on the internet by Investment Watch. LOOK..I just got home from Walmart and YES they sell guns and ammo. I called the stores in Arkansas near their headquarters and they are selling guns and ammo.
Bad enough the unions are after them and now the lie that they are not selling guns spreading. I wish folks would physically visit the supercenters sporting goods dept and find out the truth.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 9:19:12 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: djf

Good for them!


16 posted on 01/15/2013 9:20:13 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: djf

Thank you for your service. No you get to greet the masses at Wally World for minimum wage.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 9:23:56 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: katiedidit1

I know all of that - I just want the spreaders of that lie to prove their claims (they can’t) or stop spreading the lies (they won’t because they hate walmart)


18 posted on 01/15/2013 9:26:01 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: djf

Between this and the Bullets story, not sure what to think about Walmart anymore...

In some ways i feel they have become the “company store” for welfare recipients...


19 posted on 01/15/2013 9:27:25 AM PST by GraceG
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To: who knows what evil?

I agree.

As an added benefit, do you think our veterans might encourage people to buy products made in America?

Ya think?

Kudos to Walmart even though I rarely shop there...


20 posted on 01/15/2013 9:27:39 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie; maine yankee

You both nailed it!


21 posted on 01/15/2013 9:30:22 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: djf

Those will be some good hires.

And they’re almost all 2nd Ammendment supporters.

:-)


22 posted on 01/15/2013 9:30:46 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (The shooter in CT was a Satanist. Curtail Satanists' First Amendment Rights for the Children!)
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To: djf
Already my favorite store but guess I'll have to kick it up a notch.
23 posted on 01/15/2013 9:30:50 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: djf

The 3rd leg of the proposals being announced today is increasing Made in America products in the stores.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 9:31:09 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: wolfman23601
Wal Mart would be Ok for a person that already has living arrangements and just needs some pocket money, like grandma living with her kids, or a kid living with grandma, but a man could not earn a living wage or support a family.

any of you laid off soldiers out there who are hard working and free to relocate should follow the oil boom, east Texas or the Dakaotas !

25 posted on 01/15/2013 9:33:07 AM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: panaxanax

They nailed nothing - WM has NOT stopped selling guns and ammo.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 9:33:47 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’m wondering if Walmart is trying to position itself as the #1 gun retailer in America...

They might have missed the curve on that one. I’m gonna try to get to the gun show this weekend and see what’s happening, line will probably be out the door and around the block!


27 posted on 01/15/2013 9:34:59 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: Gabz

I saw on NBC news last night, a statement that Wal Mart had suspended sales of the AR-15.

Don’t know if its true...and its a pretty easy ploy for Wal Mart, to temporarily suspend sales, while they are out of stock anyway.


28 posted on 01/15/2013 9:49:44 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: djf

Wal Mart has gone way too liberal in recent years....and always had been more pro Communist Chinese than pro American. I just do not believe they will follow thru....considering they just now started this even though our veterans have been underemployed for years. I suspect this is more PR than reality


29 posted on 01/15/2013 9:49:44 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: KTM rider

Speaking of oil boom.......some of the veterans and retired officer publications my dad gets....Canadian oil companies are actively seeking US vets to work the Tar Sands in Alberta. Seems that US military vets are quite desired by our northern neighbors...and have been so for years


30 posted on 01/15/2013 9:57:24 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: Gabz

.......yet.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 9:58:14 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: wolfman23601

I dont know where you live,but where I live Wal-mart pays 3 dollars above minumum wage to all new hires.They are the 2nd largest employer in my county.1st largest is Ohio University.There are almost no other jobs to speak of in this area,all the small shops already have the 3-4 employees they need.Why do you hate Wal-mart so much?They provide good paying jobs and low prices to help people stretch thier budget better.How many jobs and at what wage do you provide?


32 posted on 01/15/2013 9:58:27 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: djf

Not many vets dream of a low paying Walmart job.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 10:03:08 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: lacrew

I think just about everyone is out of stock.

If the claims they have stopped all weapon and ammo sales - do you for a minute think it would not be the lead story on every network and being crowed from the White House roof top?


34 posted on 01/15/2013 10:10:12 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: panaxanax

So why continue to claim something has occurred - when it has not?


35 posted on 01/15/2013 10:11:23 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Lots of vets work in the local Wal Marts around here.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 10:14:23 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Better than no job.How many other companies are offering jobs?How many joba are you offering and at what wage?At least Wal-mart is trying to do something.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 10:17:01 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: Craftmore

There is no talking to the anti-WM faction - even around here. Their minds are made up, do not confuse them with facts.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 10:21:38 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: djf

Wow...one report on one blog site that WM stopped selling amno and guns and scores of intelligent freepers fall for it like stooges...at some point you realize almost EVERYTHING on the internet needs to be verified....


39 posted on 01/15/2013 10:28:03 AM PST by Popman
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To: Gabz

Where did I claim that it has happened?

Check your facts, my FRiend.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 10:32:25 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Craftmore

I don’t know what our Walmart pays, but I was surprised to find out that they give bonuses. A woman from church worked at Walmart and commented that she was happy to see the influx of students this past September because she would get a bonus on the increased sales for the month.

I know that sometimes it was tight for her, but she managed to support her child and pay her rent, so she was making at least enough to do that.


41 posted on 01/15/2013 10:43:17 AM PST by radiohead
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To: djf

Every one of these potential “hires” will be put through the “domestic terrorist” screen of the DHS (recall the white paper on this new ‘risk’ group). NO veteran should apply for this crap company. Sure, the healthcare will be from the VA, only one step below obamaomau care, for which they have gotten a waiver. This is a CRAP gesture.

God help our Veterans. And WE should.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 10:51:38 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: panaxanax

You claimed another poster “nailed it” when claiming they eliminated the sales -— that is where I got it from.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 11:08:50 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: GraceG

As a conservative I shop at Walmart because of low prices and being non union, not because of welfare.

The left really, really hates Walmart.

Many conservatives are affected by the media and fall prey to their constant attacks on Walmart.


44 posted on 01/15/2013 11:11:24 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: djf
According to one website I just saw, Walmart has 2,000,000 employees. This means they plan to increase their work force by 5 percent. Do they really need to add that many employees? I would think the prospect of the extra payroll costs would cause their stock value to go down.

Also - the announcement presumes 100,000 veterans available and willing to work for Walmart. Not sure there are that many out there. Sounds like a PR stunt to me.

45 posted on 01/15/2013 11:13:30 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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Any veteran who takes a job at Walmart after what they are doing with guns, will not be worth the title of “veteran”.


46 posted on 01/15/2013 11:23:31 AM PST by Revel
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To: maine yankee
This is a PR ploy to cover their ass for eliminating firearms sales in their stores.

Are you foolishly uninformed, or do you simply play the role in discussion forums?

47 posted on 01/15/2013 11:28:35 AM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Revel

If I am not mistaken Walmart went public with assertions that any news story about them stopping gun sales or ammo was FALSE

Can someone help me out here?


48 posted on 01/15/2013 11:29:42 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Revel
Any veteran who takes a job at Walmart after what they are doing with guns, will not be worth the title of “veteran”.

What are you talking about? Cite your source.

49 posted on 01/15/2013 11:36:30 AM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Craftmore

I hate Walmart because I hate crowds and traffic (not to mention shopping and the Walmart clientelle). The jobs are great for high school students and reducing the dole for welfare rats, but the vets deserve better.


50 posted on 01/15/2013 11:46:49 AM PST by wolfman23601
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