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Jan 15, 2013 8:50 AM by Associated Press

Wal-Mart pledges to hire "every veteran who wants a job"

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and
the nation's largest private employer, is making a pledge to hire every
veteran who wants a job.

The plan is expected 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.

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", says 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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