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Business partner Walmart takes hiring event to Riverside

Milwaukee Walmart TeamLocal Walmart stores are tapping into a large pool of potential job candidates this year by partnering with Milwaukee Public Schools. In fall, Walmart announced that it would work with MPS high schools to recruit, hire, and train students to provide employment opportunities and help them cultivate their marketable skills. This week, Walmart held job interviews during the school day at Riverside University High School and extended 36 on-the-spot job offers that will be formalized on December 11 at a Walmart location.

Students filled out applications in advance of the interview event and arrived dressed for success to take part in a multi-step hiring process. All of those hired received their job offers by the end of the school day.

Walmart employee interviewing a studentYouth who work for Walmart gain several benefits that boost their future college and career success, including flexible schedules and access to the retailer’s partnership with Guild Education following graduation. Through the Guild Education program, Walmart employees can earn an online bachelor of arts degree in business administration or supply chain logistics for as little as $1.00 per day. 

MPS is committed to ensuring that all students graduate from high school on time, prepared for college, career, and life. Walmart’s partnership will provide opportunities to students who may feel that college is unaffordable or out of reach.

To learn more, contact Kellie Sigh, Director, Department of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Service, at 414-475-8285.

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