NEW YORK (January 15, 2013)--Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is pledging to hire every veteran who wants a job.
An announcement of the plan should come as part of an address delivered Monday in New York at the annual retail industry convention by Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's namesake U.S. business.
The company says it projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in the next five years.
Honorably discharged veterans will have a "place to go", said Wal-Mart's Simon.
The hiring pledge covers veterans within 12 months of leaving active duty.
Wal-Mart, which also operates Sam's Clubs, employs more than 1.4 million workers in the U.S.
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