Walmart marks Memorial Day by hiring vets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Walmart announced a commitment to hire nearly 4000 veterans in Ohio Monday.

The Ohio jobs were announced as part of a larger initiative to help veterans transition from military to civilian jobs the state.

“Making the transition from the military to a civilian job last spring, I was hopeful to find a position in the human resources field. Walmart was the first company to give me that opportunity,” said Richard Daniels, a 27-year Army Veteran and Human Resource Manager at the Miamisburg Walmart.

Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment on Memorial Day, 2013. The program guarantees a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran who has been honorably discharged since the program’s inception in 2013.

Walmart also announced that more than 130,000 veterans have been hired since the program began which includes 3,894 veterans in Ohio.

Walmart hopes to reach their goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020.

You can learn more about Walmart’s Veteran Welcome Home Commitment on their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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