The retail giant was looking to empower associates with new skills, enabling future-proof careers while creating agility for the business. One of their biggest challenges was scale — but after partnering with Guild, Walmart was able to make career opportunity available to its 1.6 million frontline employees across the U.S.
To amplify career growth opportunities for its frontline workers, Walmart leaders removed financial barriers to education and align the program — known as Live Better U (LBU) — with business priorities. They’ve continued to grow LBU with the business, expanding offerings to drive success for associates while creating talent pipelines for future strategic needs, such as roles in cybersecurity, health & wellness, technology, and more.
Building tomorrow's talent pipelines with today's workforce
million Walmart associates in the U.S.
investment in career-driven training and development
enrolled in programs as of July 2021