Walmart Hires More Than 206,000 U.S. Military Veterans and Promotes More Than 30,000 Since the Launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

Walmart announced that the company has hired more than 206,000 veterans and promoted more than 30,000 to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who has separated from service since the commitment was announced on Memorial Day 2013. Walmart is now more than 80 percent of the way to reaching its goal to hire 250,000 veterans by 2020.* Approximately 1,300 veterans and their families return to civilian…

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Walmart Phasing Out Paint Removal Products with Methylene Chloride and NMP

Walmart has announced it will phase out paint removal products with the chemicals methylene chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) from its stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and www.walmart.com by February 2019. This initiative is consistent with Walmart’s efforts to work with suppliers and the industry to accelerate the adoption and use of sustainable chemistry practices that exceed customers’ expectations. Similar to some of the retailer’s previous work on sustainable chemistry, this initiative also goes above and beyond current legal and regulatory compliances. Zach Freeze, senior director of strategic…

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Walmart and Ellen DeGeneres Partner on New, Exclusive Fashion Line

Walmart has announced a new fashion line designed by Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Walmart announced the new line in a blog post. The line, called EV1, will feature something around 60 different items including t-shirts, accessories, footwear and denim clothing. The items are to be competitively priced and are designed to highlight diversity. Denise Incandela, Head of Fashion, Walmart eCommerce U.S. said: I’m thrilled to announce that we are working with Ellen to introduce EV1, a new women’s line that will debut this September and will feature nearly 60 items, ranging from…

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Walmart Increases Access to Legal Education with New Partnership

Walmart Inc. and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), in recognition of CLEO’s historic 50th Anniversary celebration, have announced the launch of a new scholarship program intended to increase the accessibility of legal education to minority, low-income, and under-represented groups. The program is representative of Walmart’s push to increase diversity and inclusion across sectors and the value the company places on education. The program is made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Legal Department to CLEO, a national nonprofit organization seeking to expand opportunities for minority…

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Walmart Supports Future Leaders Through $2 Million in Funding to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Walmart has announced $2 million in grants to organizations working to expand internship opportunities for diverse youth populations, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The grants build on previous Walmart funding to the two nonprofits, bringing the company’s total investment to more than $6 million over the last several years. The funding will help provide career pathways on Capitol Hill for students and young professionals through education and hands-on experience in the nation’s capital. Julie Gehrki, vice president of programs at Walmart…

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