Wal-Mart Stores says its plan to hire 100-thousand military veterans has been so successful that it intends to hire even more. The retail chain now has a goal to hire 250,000 honorably discharged veterans by 2020.
On Memorial Day two years ago, the company launched its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment program with the intent to hire 100,000 by 2018. It has already hired 92,000.
Wal-Mart executives say veterans already hold positions in retail, distribution and management. If the company is successful in hiring the additional 150,000 veterans, the group would make up close to 20 percent of the retailer' domestic workers.