If you are thinking about getting a job at Walmart there are some things you should know first.
Walmart may say they are an equal opportunity employer, however from our experience we see otherwise. This is how we see the company.
Walmart is a big company with a lot of responsibility on its shoulders. One of those responsibilities is to protect its customers and employees. They do this with their background checks. Now a couple sex offenders who are personally known to this website have applied at Walmart. Both were given a position along with a drug test. Of which both would pass because they are on parole and have passed all the others. After they took their drug tests they waited for a phone call on the day the can start. Now both received a letter in the mail from a place saying they filled something out wrong on the background check portion of the application. At which time they refer you to a global background check company. You have to call them and speak to some Indian customer service rep. Once you give them your social security number along with everything else they run global scan on your background and send it to Walmart. They tell you that it will be around 5-10 days before Walmart goes through it and lets you know what happening. At this point you will have to call Walmart and ask what is going on with your background check. They will eventually tell you that you were not hired because of your background check. So in our eyes that means that they do not hire sex offenders. Yes there may be 1 or 2 that have slipped through their cracks, However as a majority this is a true statement. This is not new either one man even tried to pull a claim to Walmart. http://www.law360.com/articles/45356/wal-mart-cleared-of-sex-offender-s-bias-claim Sex offenders are not a protected class. This needs to change. Someone should step up to the plate for that one. Or at the very least help us gain the resources to do so. I guess after reading this we will never need to ask ourselves again, “does Walmart hire sex offenders?”
If this article has helped you out in anyway please share this on your social media accounts or email it to other sex offenders that you may know. Together we can put an end to sex offender unemployment.