January 16, 2013 at 17:00 PM EST
Is It Really a Good Thing That Wal-Mart Wants to Hire More Veterans?
Is it a good-faith attempt at corporate social responsibility or it is a cynical ploy to generate good publicity in the wake of labor strife and a high-profile bribery scandal? Opinions certainly ran the gamut after Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) announced yesterday that it will hire more than 100 000 veterans in the next five years starting on Memorial Day.   Any veteran who applies for a job within 12 months of being honorably discharged will be hired said Wal-Mart USA CEO Bill Simon in a speech to the National Retail Federation in New York on Tuesday.   “Not every returning ...
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