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From the Marines to a New Mission: Building a Career

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

When Sheldon Parise came home from his time in the U.S. Marine Corps, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. What he did know was this: He needed a job. In the military, he’d had a secure lifestyle with a steady paycheck, but now that he was back home and finished with school, all that was a… Read More

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A Mile in Their Boots: How Sherri Eiler Connects Veterans with Jobs at Walmart

By E. Blake Jackson, Director – Corporate Affairs, Walmart

The day Sherri Eiler walked into a recruitment office, she knew exactly what she wanted to do and where she wanted to go. “I wanted to go to Japan,” said Eiler, a nine-year associate who today helps lead Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, a program to recruit and place veterans. “I… Read More

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The Other Half of a Good Job: a Schedule That Works

By Anna Putman, Walmart U.S. HR Strategy & Support

One of the biggest challenges of being an hourly worker is maintaining a work schedule that fits your personal life. A manager usually decides when you work, and arranging your daily activities to meet the demands of your job can sometimes get complicated. At Walmart, we want to change that, so… Read More

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Why Walmart Matters for Washington, D.C.

By Eric Quist, Store Manager, Walmart #5941

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: In my 20 years with Walmart, I’ve seen this happen many times, and in many ways. But one of the most powerful examples happened this past year alone, as I transferred to manage and open one of two new stores in Washington, D.C. Historically, there haven’t… Read More

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Girl Power: Creating a New Kind of Doll Line

By Jodi Norgaard, CEO, Dream Big Toy Company

Eight years ago, I stood dumbfounded in a toy store aisle. My then 10-year-old daughter Gracie was shopping for a new doll, and selected one from the shelves. With heavy makeup, a bare midriff and high heels, this doll was far from what I envisioned as an ideal role model for my child. What’s more,… Read More

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