The Walmart Foundation recently
a $1 million grant to help returning members of the
military obtain access to employment opportunities.

The charity will team up with Goodwill as part of Operation:
Good Jobs, to help employers in different communities hire veterans
at a more rapid pace than before. The funding will help those in
Houston, Austin and Tacoma, Washington, seek out the best talent
available to fill open job listings.  

“Everyone is struggling to find good jobs these days, but
veterans face particular challenges and it is our duty as a nation
to support these young men and women who are having difficulties
transitioning back into civilian life,” said Jim Gibbons, president
and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We at Goodwill
believe it is absolutely imperative that we give each of these
veterans every opportunity they need to thrive.”

The effort to increase veteran employment can be seen in regions
throughout the United States. One major brand leading the effort is
General Electric, which has stated that it wants to hire 5,000
veterans over the next half decade, according to The Los Angeles

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