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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:35 PM

Thank you for your service....Welcome to Wal Mart

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As prominent veterans groups and the White House hailed Walmart's announcement Tuesday that it would hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years, economists and other management experts noted the move, while positive, is somewhat symbolic.

"Job turnover at Walmart is such that they ought to easily accommodate any vet looking for work," said Mike Hicks, a Ball State University economist who has studied Walmart's retail impact.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/walmart-veterans-hiring_n_2479786.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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Reply Thank you for your service....Welcome to Wal Mart (Original post)
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #3
Old Union Guy Jan 2013 #5
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #4

Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. Walmart meanwhile picks up a cool $9,600 tax credit per veteran hired.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:40 PM

3. Oh...I didn't see that!

Well then, add that to my comment below.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:55 PM

5. There's a lot of companies playing this scam ...

WalMart is more visible because they are the biggest + already have notoriety.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:38 PM

2. Yeah...it's a warm, fuzzy move.

We have an overwhelming number of unemployed vets that will jump at the chance for any job, even one at Walmart. Is this what we want? A society full of underpaid, overworked, underappreciated veterans and citizens? Blech.

But, it makes Walmart look 'patriotic' and 'all American'.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:55 AM

4. I agree with ^^^.

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