Walmart stepping up to help military veterans, spouses Find-a-Future

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Retail giant Walmart has launched the Find-a-Future platform in support of military veterans and spouses. Photo credit Walmart

Veterans and military spouses, looking to Find-a-Future? Walmart’s got you covered.

The retail giant launched the Find-a-Future website earlier this week, a platform that allows military veterans and spouses, whether they work for Walmart or not, to use tools to audit their current skills and experience.

It also helps connect them to the right partners to help build a roadmap across three paths, which include:

Finding an employment opportunity veterans love at Walmart

Gaining the education veterans need to help achieve future goals

Growing veteran businesses and bringing their product or service to market as an entrepreneur

“As we look forward, we’re excited to continue our momentum while also becoming more involved in creating high-quality veteran and military spouse experiences through the platform,” said Brynt Parmeter, senior director for Walmart’s military and STEM programs. Said in a release.

The platform builds on Walmart’s previous commitment to creating opportunities for veterans and military spouses.

In July 2020, Walmart achieved its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment of 250,000 veterans hired since 2013. The company hired more than 49,000 veterans and 27,000 military spouses in 2020 alone.

Walmart’s external partnerships with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes programs, and Student Veterans of America, serve as additional connection resources for veterans. Internal programs, including Live Better U, offer frontline associates, access to degree attainment and upskilling coursework for just $1 a day.

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Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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