Walmart announces new pay policy for military members

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (WIVB) — A move by Walmart is ensuring that employees who take time off to serve in the military will never have to take a cut in their pay.

The move will cover any gap in pay for employees whose military service is lower than what they earn working at the retail giant.

The program is open to all employees and covers military service ranging from three days to five years. It will also cover voluntary military training.

In addition to the change in pay policy, the company also pledged to hire a quarter million veterans by the end of 2020. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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