Walmart recently announced their new initiative to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. Ambitious? Yes. Inspiring? Definitely. The program will offer jobs to veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.
Walmart’s U.S. president and CEO told the National Retail Federation that: “Sadly, too many of those who fought for us abroad now find themselves fighting for jobs at home. Not every returning veteran wants to work in retail. But every veteran who does will have a place to go.”
While no new positions will be created, Walmart will give preference to a veteran when store openings are available.
Being a veteran is something to be proud of and Snagajob is also determined to help you get hired. Check out this article, which outlines qualities veterans have that make them a great hire (and should really be emphasized on your resume).
Military experience gives you something that can really help you stand out and get noticed. It has been drilled into you to be organized, punctual and professional. These things all make you the ideal employee and should not be ignored on your applications.
Good luck with your job search and thank you for your service!