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Walmart Invests $2.7 Billion In Higher Pay, More Training For Employees

November 2, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart said it is investing $2.7 billion in higher salaries, training, and education for its employees in 2015 and 2016. With its 1.3 million associates, Walmart is the largest private employer in the United States. Also, the company plans to implement the Scheduling Choice, a scheduling program that allows employees more options in terms of working hours. Walmart’s Pathways program provides employees training on the retail business model, the basic skills needed to do their jobs, and the soft skills considered critical to success.
Emily Schmid, "Why Investing in People Makes Sense for Our Business", Walmart, November 02, 2015, © Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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