Walmart offers online career help to military veterans and spouses

Dan Berthiaume
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Walmart is launching a new digital platform, “Find-a-Future,” aimed at providing assistance to veterans and their spouses with jobs, education, and entrepreneurship.

The discount giant’s associates and non-associates can register for free on the platform and use its digital tools to audit their current skills and experience, as well as connect to partners, to build a roadmap across three paths. These paths include finding employment opportunities at Walmart, gaining the education needed to help achieve future goals, and growing veteran businesses and bringing their products or services to market.

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. This number includes more than 49,000 veterans and 27,000 military spouses hired in 2020.

“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. “Find-a-Future is the next step for Walmart to serve veterans and military spouses while helping us build relationships across this community.”

Walmart also aids veterans and their families via 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.