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Local Wal-Mart discusses Veterans Welcome Home Commitment program

Local Wal-Mart discusses Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - With Memorial Day just around the corner, Wal-Mart Stores have announced that they want to hire two- hundred and fifty thousand Honorably Discharged Veterans by 2020.

Two years ago, the company launched it's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment program with the intent to hire one- hundred thousand by 2018. The company has already reached ninety- two thousand.

The Pocomoke City Wal-Mart has five veterans on staff and one of them is in a management position. They tell us they're always looking to add more.

Tanya Adams-Justice, the store manager at the Pocomoke City Walk "Our veterans do a lot for our country. We think it's only fair that when they come back after they're done with their tour or duty, we could be able to take care of them, the same way they take care of us. They shouldn't have to come back and fight for a job."

If Wal-Mart is successful in hiring the addition one- hundred and fifty thousand veterans, the group would make up to close to twenty percent of the retailer's one- point- three million domestic workers.

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