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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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To: Hardastarboard

At $7-$10 per hour there is enough attrition that they can hire another 100,000 without actually increasing number of employees.


51 posted on 01/15/2013 11:56:49 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601
I hate Walmart...the vets deserve better.

How many U.S. vets are you hiring in the coming year?

52 posted on 01/15/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: djf

Walmar still sells ammo for sure but its been nearly empty for weeks. The only store that I know that sells rifles is in denton texas.


53 posted on 01/15/2013 12:54:17 PM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: djf

Walmar still sells ammo for sure but its been nearly empty for weeks. The only store that I know that sells rifles is in denton texas.


54 posted on 01/15/2013 12:55:14 PM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: djf

I don’t think too many vets would want a minimum wage job.


55 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:21 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: wolfman23601

The average Wal-Mart associate makes over $11 an hour. Not that that is a great wage, but it isn’t minimum wage and they are a retailer.


56 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great for a HS student.


57 posted on 01/15/2013 1:01:19 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: djf

so Walmart wants this generation of veterans to help it sell the goods that are building China’s economy so that the next generation of veterans are facing a stronger China

sounds logical if you spell America as Amerika


58 posted on 01/15/2013 1:53:58 PM PST by Wuli (uire)
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To: Mr. K

I hope you are right.


59 posted on 01/15/2013 1:54:31 PM PST by Revel
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To: NautiNurse

I am saying that if Wal-mart is going to be involved with Nazi gun control then this is an obvious ploy to offset that by saying “see how nice we are”. “We are hiring Vets”. I don’t think vets should let them play that game.


60 posted on 01/15/2013 2:01:56 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel
I know this is off-topic but here we go: The question of the rumor about Walmart and ammo sales had me thinking... I think FR should establish a thread called "Trusted Sources" and list those links/outlets/sites that we trust to get our news from. When TSHTF, we need to know who to look to for info and I think FR could lead the way in this. Sorry for the off-topic rant,not sure where else to put it.
61 posted on 01/15/2013 2:13:03 PM PST by austinaero
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To: maine yankee
EXACTLY! And to that I say bullsh*t. I just heard that Moochelle cheered Wal-Mart’s decision to hire veterans...like this dog and her “old man” really “care” about the military.

Wal-Mart made the national statement that they are falling in line with obozo as it pertains to guns and ammo. Do not give them any of your business, and let's write to the company to tell them what we will no longer be doing where their store is concerned and EXACTLY WHY. Any and all
opportunities to lash back at companies such as these must be taken advantage of. So, let's have at it!

62 posted on 01/15/2013 2:16:15 PM PST by itssme
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To: austinaero

You can’t trust anyone all the time. Wal-mart has denied this. But I have heard first hand accounts that certain stores did indeed ban certain types of Guns. As in they pulled guns from the case and refused to sell them. Who do I believe?


63 posted on 01/15/2013 2:25:27 PM PST by Revel
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To: Gabz; katiedidit1

Thanks for dispelling the lies about Walmart not selling guns. I don’t have time these days to research every crackpot claim on the Internet. I count on trusted sources like FR for the news, and it really screws me up when I read lies, and don’t have time to go searching for the truth.


64 posted on 01/15/2013 3:31:18 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: maine yankee

Yep.

That and they are trying to earn some credits with the whole union thing.


65 posted on 01/15/2013 5:21:51 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: itssme
Wal-Mart made the national statement that they are falling in line with obozo as it pertains to guns and ammo.

When and where?

66 posted on 01/15/2013 5:27:12 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: djf; Red Steel

I like Walmart. Now I like them a lot more and will make an effort to shop there first.


67 posted on 01/15/2013 6:06:01 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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68 posted on 01/15/2013 6:35:10 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: katiedidit1

I have a friend in Rogers who went to Academy today to buy some .223 rounds and said they only had four boxes and the clerk told him they have no idea when they’ll get another shipment.


69 posted on 01/15/2013 7:03:12 PM PST by Terry Mross (People who hate me read my posts and get angry. Yet they can't look away. hee hee)
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To: Terry Mross

Deer Season (using guns) just ended friday...Walmart is one of the biggest dealers in guns and ammo and maybe they did sell out.
“As of Friday afternoon, Arkansas hunters had checked more than 210,000, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. That number easily surpasses the previous record of 194,192 set during the 1999-2000 hunting season.”
There are a lot of Walmart Supercenters in NW Arkansas that are not far from Rogers. Walmart is continuing to sell guns and ammo


70 posted on 01/15/2013 7:09:51 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Revel

NOT true! WALMART is continuing to sell guns and ammo. I personally went to the Cassville, MO store today and yes, they are selling guns and ammo. I called the store in Rogers, AK and spoke to the sporting goods mgr..they had guns and ammo for sale. The CEO of Walmart stated the store will continue to sell guns despite the debates going on with Obama AND...Walmart is not just hiring vets they are also spending 50 billion dollars to push American products in their store..
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-walmart-us-idUSBRE90E0MB20130115


71 posted on 01/15/2013 7:19:41 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Revel

NOT true! WALMART is continuing to sell guns and ammo. I personally went to the Cassville, MO store today and yes, they are selling guns and ammo. I called the store in Rogers, AK and spoke to the sporting goods mgr..they had guns and ammo for sale. The CEO of Walmart stated the store will continue to sell guns despite the debates going on with Obama AND...Walmart is not just hiring vets they are also spending 50 billion dollars to push American products in their store..
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-walmart-us-idUSBRE90E0MB20130115


72 posted on 01/15/2013 7:19:56 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: djf
Honored veterans please read this : Eagle Ford Oilfield Job Projections
73 posted on 01/15/2013 7:20:55 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: Red Steel

Thanks - it was hard thinking of Walmart turning their backs on the people. This feels much better...


74 posted on 01/15/2013 7:54:00 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door-daughter&wife screaming -Dems took YOUR gun. Shots fired.)
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To: kevkrom

Nice PR Move.

The article says WM will hire 100,000 Vets over 5 years. That’s 20K per year. Not that impressive considering that they would love to replace high school students and high school drop outs with people who have proven their worth. Walmarts attrition rate is large, so there would be plenty of opportunities.

The buying of more American goods is a not as charitable as it sounds. The prices of Asian goods have been rising due to the increase in worker wages and benefits.

Finally, saying that they would help part-time workers become full-time workers is like saying the sun will rise tomorrow. Is something that just happens anyway. If a part-time employee is a good employee, he or she will have an opportunity. Hell, the article says that 75% of store management started out as hourly employees.

Oh, and I would be suspicious of the 28 hour limit as well.


75 posted on 01/15/2013 8:02:42 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: KTM rider

“but a man could not earn a living wage or support a family.”

That’s right; under a Republican we’d have the media mocking the “McJobs”. Does anyone in the government media even use that term anymore, or did it disappear with “homeless”...


76 posted on 01/15/2013 8:33:18 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: djf

Good for them!


77 posted on 01/15/2013 8:45:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: kevkrom
They can manage this because they need extra staff to work 28-hour weeks to cover the hours cutbacks due to Obamacare.

Part time employees with VA medical benefits, fits right in with Obamacare insurance. Save WM a bundle on insurance.

78 posted on 01/15/2013 11:30:37 PM PST by wanderin
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To: Popman; djf

Bonjour!

79 posted on 01/16/2013 1:26:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: wolfman23601

I love Walmart prices ....but I love Walmart even more now....since the ahole left has demonized them and tried to destroy them. Guess I’m just funny that way.


80 posted on 01/19/2013 8:22:15 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A “French” neanderthal nerd. LMAO!!!


81 posted on 01/19/2013 8:23:51 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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