It will be interesting to see how many veterans take Wal-Mart up on their offer:
Polish those smiles because Wal-Mart plans to announce Tuesday that, beginning Memorial Day, it plans to hire just about every veteran who seeks a job from the nation’s largest retailer, The New York Times reported.
There are stipulations: Veterans must have left the military in the previous year and cannot have a dishonorable discharge, the Times reported.
I think this will have little effect on the veteran unemployment rate because if Wal-Mart is offering just entry level jobs than many vets will probably just stay on unemployment and look for a higher paying job before working at Wal-Mart. However, expect the veteran unemployment rate to rise if massive defense cuts from sequestration happen because many DA civilians and contractors are veterans and many of them will end up laid off because of sequestration.