SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Walmart is celebrating the 6th year of it’s initiative to hire more Veterans and it seems to be a big success.

When the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment began, the goal was to hire 250,000 Vetrans by the year 2020.

Charles Crowson at Walmart Corporate Affairs tells KTSA they are real close to hitting that mark.

“This company made a commitment to it’s Veterans that they would not be forgotten nor would they ever have to fight for a job after having to fight to defend the freedoms of this country.”

The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.

In the six years of the programs existence, Walmart has hired 226,000 Veterans.

Crowson tells us Texas leads the way.

“Texas, you know, of course we aren’t surprised that Texas has the highest numbers. Texas Walmart stores have hired more than 27,000 Veterans.”

Walmart is also celebrating the first milestone in its Military Spouse Career Connection, a new hiring initiative announced in 2018 aimed at military spouses. To date, Walmart has hired nearly 6,000 military spouses.

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