On Memorial Day, Wal-Mart Stores officially kicked off an ambitious program to offer employment to any honorably discharged U.S. veteran during his or her first 12 months off active duty. The retailer said it expects the “Veterans Welcome Home” commitment program to provide jobs for as many as 100,000 veterans by 2018. Bill Simon, chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., said the program would assure that those who fought for their country shouldn’t need to fight for a ...

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