Will offer jobs soon nation wide

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:41 AM.

"Tired" may be part of the word "retired," but it doesn't ring true in Pace.

The Pace/Pea Ridge Wal-Mart's workforce includes about 40 veterans from various wars.

Coming straight from military service, some were afraid they would not find a decent job. Stephen Williams, store manager, says: "Wal-Mart has always had a flexible workplace policy regarding former military members."

For many of these folks wanting to stay close to home after the experiences of far-away combat zones, relief was found at the local superstore: a job, a position in a community - a way to make a living in a difficult economy.

Williams, himself a 2003 Iraqi Freedom veteran, returned to Milton to find employment and was hired as a store manager three years ago. He went directly from college to the Marine Corps, to Wal-Mart.

"When I hear about a veteran looking to transition, I will meet with him in person. We always look favorably on military experience," says Williams.

The local store has former military members from every branch and from many wars.

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