Wal-Mart Announces Initiative To Hire Any Veteran That Wants A Job


Protesters stage a demonstration outside the Jacob K. Javits... News PhotoBusiness,Corporate Business,Demonstration,Employment Issues,Finance,Horizontal,Jacob Javits Convention Centre,Military,New York City,Politics,President,Protestor,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Protesters stage a demonstration outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center after William Simon, president and CEO of U.S. Wal-Mart Stores Inc spoke at the National Retail Federation convention on January 15, 2013 in New York City. Simon announced that Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, will hire every military veteran who wants a job, provided he or she has left the service in the previous 12 months and did not receive a dishonorable discharge. The pledge represents the largest hiring commitment in history for veterans, who have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the U.S. population. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)