Walmart on way to a hiring milestone

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Walmart on way to a hiring milestone

Walmart has kept good on a pledge it made back in 2013 to hire thousands of veterans.

Since Memorial Day 2013, Walmart has hired more than 188,000 veterans and promoted more than 26,000 to roles of greater responsibility. The company is well on its way to reach its hiring goal of 250,000 veterans by 2020.

On Friday, Walmart announced it is launching a curated showcase where customers can shop to salute the nation’s military, veterans and their families. The site, features an assortment of officially licensed products across all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. It will launch with an initial assortment of nearly 3,000 products offered across a variety of categories including apparel and home goods.

Each military branch independently determines which quality products and vetted suppliers are deserving of their respective licenses. These official licensees may then apply to be included in the showcase. As more suppliers join this program offered through Walmart marketplace, a broader range of assortment will provide shoppers even more choices.