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Oregonlive: Disinvestment rhetoric mischaracterizes Walmart's values: Guest opinion

June 5, 2014 | Oregonlive.com--The rhetoric from some elected officials surrounding the city of Portland's recent announcement of its divestment of Walmart bonds was full of misinformation about our company. In fact, when it comes to the number of job promotion and purchasing opportunities we offer on a daily basis, we are without equal. Our beliefs are the foundation of our culture: service to our customers, respect for the individual, striving for excellence and acting with integrity. Our adherence to these principles has created a unique work culture at Walmart. No matter where you go – to any of our stores and offices in any of our brands around the world – our associates live these values. Some people see a job as a means to an end; we prefer to look at it as the beginning of an opportunity. About 75 percent of our store management teams started as hourly associates, and they now earn between $50,000 and $170,000 a year. Last year, we promoted more than 170,000 people to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay. READ FULL ARTICLE