Walmart Hiring Plan Excludes Nearly 1 Million Unemployed Veterans

Walmart is hiring veterans in 100,000 jobs over five years.
Walmart is hiring veterans in 100,000 jobs over five years.



Walmart's plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans
comes with a major catch: Only those who have been honorably discharged on or after the plan's announcement on Jan. 15 will be eligible. (The official launch date is Memorial Day.)

Which means that veterans who left service yesterday, or last week, will not be eligible. Nor will Walmart's plan include veterans who left military service last year and have been unemployed, ever since.

Why? Walmart's spokesperson Brooke Buchanan told AOL Jobs: "We shouldn't be given a hard time about this," but declined to elaborate on why this condition was put in place.