Walmart to take veteran hiring programs to the next level
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Brynt Parmeter spent almost 27 years in the Army, including time at West Point. After nearly six years in the private sector in Silicon Valley, he was named Walmart’s new Senior Director of Military Programs in October, and he has big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Gary Profit (link to previous article), spent years building up Walmart’s military programs to address the issue of veteran unemployment. The program added thousands of new jobs for veterans and military spouses. Now Parmeter is excited to take the program further.
Parmeter and his team are ready to lead Walmart into the next stage that is immersed in the future of work and the future of retail. Doing so will benefit Walmart, their associates and customers.
“I’m coming in at the most amazing time since the future is ripe with so many opportunities. The team has developed phenomenal tools and an approach that solved the right problem and the right time which was primarily unemployment among the military community of interest. However, we now have both the opportunity and obligation to evolve our focus on a new set of circumstances,” states Parmeter.
As Walmart looks to the future, several considerations come to mind. First, the company will need to remain focused on continuing its foundational efforts around employment of veterans and military spouses. “We’re approaching 250,000 veterans hired in the last six years and hired 14,000 military spouses in 2019. This commitment will continue to grow in the years ahead,” remarked Parmeter. “To better engage, support, and empower our veteran and military spouse …read more
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