Walmart guarantees pay for military workers

BENTONVILLE, AR (WCMH) — Walmart announced a new pay policy Tuesday aimed at making sure employees do not take pay cuts for serving in the military.

According to CNN, the retailer says it will cover any gap in pay for employees whose military salary is lower than what they earn working for Walmart.

The differential pay program is open to all employees and covers military service ranging from three days up to five years.

It also includes voluntary military training.

U.S. Army soldiers earn an average of $9.23 cents per hour during their first two years of service. 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 and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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