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•  Walmart announced, via a blog posting by Lorraine Stomski, Senior Vice President, Learning & Leadership, that the company is "launching one global Walmart Academy to serve every associate around the world through a combination of digital and in-person offerings. Over the coming months, more than 2.3 million associates will have access to the company’s job-specific retail training as well as new well-being and leadership courses designed to build and grow their careers and delight our customers. This global focus builds on the $1 billion U.S. investment announced last year to provide associates with career-driven training and development over the next five years."

Stomski wrote that the Global Academy will focus on building on-the-job skills, growing future skills, and building leadership skills for managers.