Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
PeopleScout, a division of The Seaton Companies, announced today that it has been selected by Walmart as a recruitment partner to help hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, currently places more U.S. Military veterans in full-time employment than any recruitment firm in the world. The new, multi-year Walmart engagement calls for PeopleScout to provide end-to-end recruitment and career counseling services and is the largest ever RPO engagement focused on veteran hiring.
In addition to the RPO engagement, PeopleScout and Walmart are partnering to launch a talent exchange to match vets with job opportunities that most closely fit their background and interests. The exchange will enable veterans to be considered for career opportunities at Walmart and with dozens of leading companies interested in hiring veterans.
"Veteran hiring efforts are core to our mission at PeopleScout and we are honored to partner with Walmart on this highly important initiative," said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of The Seaton Companies. "Our view is that the private sector has a special obligation to find a role for those who served and a unique opportunity to benefit from the skills acquired through military service. In our own offices, as part of our partnership with Walmart, the PeopleScout delivery team will be comprised almost entirely of U.S. Military Veterans."
"PeopleScout is a wonderful Chicago company that is helping America's heroes find jobs," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "I am proud of the company's commitment to Chicago and this nation, and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. I also commend Walmart for their commitment to hiring veterans; this is a great program that will help many families around the country have a better quality of life and a brighter future."
For years, PeopleScout has been a leader on veteran hiring efforts, and has helped numerous clients establish formal veteran hiring programs and increase veteran hires an average of more than 30 percent overall. To learn more about PeopleScout's commitment to Veteran hiring, please visit: http://www.peoplescout.com
For more information about Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, please visit: http://www.walmartcareerswithamission.com
PeopleScout, a division of The Seaton Companies, is a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services aimed at helping companies with their exempt and non-exempt hiring needs. The firm's suite of services includes RPO, employment branding, on-boarding, career counseling, and employee retention. Annually, PeopleScout facilitates over 220,000 hires worldwide. Industries served include airline, financial services, telecommunications, retail, utilities, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and transportation. PeopleScout is ranked as the #1 RPO provider worldwide by HRO Today. For more information, please visit http://www.peoplescout.com or call 800-966-4803.