Walmart Inc. is stepping up efforts to entice college graduates by unveiling a fast track to jobs as store managers — positions that typically pay more than $200,000 a year and have traditionally taken years to get.
A new “College2Career program” will provide classroom training, hands-on experience and mentoring for recent and soon-to-be graduates, Walmart said in a statement Sunday. Top performers will be offered a newly created management role as an “emerging coach,” which provides starting pay of at least $65,000 a year and a speedy path to becoming a store manager.
“We see the emerging coach role as an additional pipeline to develop high-potential talent into future store managers, the latter role with an average wage of approximately $210,000 in 2021,” the retail giant said in the statement. “With College2Career, we are aiming to move emerging coaches to store managers within two years.”Bloomberg