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Posted on June 5, 2013

The city of Chicago has announced a partnership with PeopleScout that will result in the hiring of many veterans for Chicago jobs and other jobs nationwide.

Chicago-based PeopleScout, a division of SeatonCorp, has been selected by Walmart as a recruitment partner to help hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services currently places more U.S. Military veterans in full-time employment than any recruitment firm in the world, it said in an article.

“Veteran hiring efforts are core to our mission at PeopleScout and we are honored to partner with Walmart on this highly important initiative,” said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of SeatonCorp. “Our view is that the private sector has a special obligation to find a role for those who served and a unique opportunity to benefit from the skills acquired through military service. In our own offices, as part of our partnership with Walmart, the PeopleScout delivery team will be comprised almost entirely of U.S. Military Veterans.”

“PeopleScout is a wonderful Chicago company that is helping America’s heroes find jobs,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I am proud of the company’s commitment to Chicago and this nation, and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. I also commend Walmart for their commitment to hiring veterans; this is a great program that will help many families around the country have a better quality of life and a brighter future.”

The agreement calls for PeopleScout to provide end-to-end recruitment and career counseling services and is the largest ever RPO engagement focused on veteran hiring. PeopleScout will hire 70 veterans in Chicago to lead the hiring effort.

In May, PeopleScout hired 70 recruitment professionals in its Chicago offices, with the vast majority of these new hires being veterans who will oversee the process of helping fill the 100,000 positions with Walmart.