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Walmart boosts number of veterans employed


Walmart Stores Inc. has announced that during its first year of the company's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company has hired more than 42,000 veterans.

Of those veterans hired, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The program guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,00 veterans in five years.