Walmart Invests $2.8m to Support Retail Workers

The National Fund is launching a new effort focused on building greater opportunity for America’s retail workers. Through a generous $2.8 million grant from Walmart, the National Fund will provide $100,000 per year for three years to three of its partner communities to organize local retailers into an industry partnership.

These collaborations will bring together retailers, educators, workers and community leaders to develop collective approaches that improve the attractiveness of retail employment and promote career advancement for retail workers. As its first project focused on the retail sector, the National Fund will document successful practices and innovative approaches from the three pilot cities and spread this learning across its network of 33 communities.