Walmart has withdrawn its support for the training program for people with intellectual disability. Walmart announced that they will no longer give on the job training to people with disabilities in Quebec province.
This Walmart decision will affect at least 19 trainees at the Walmart stores in Quebec. The decision came into effect from Thursday. However, the company did not give any reason for ending the support for the program.
Walmart announced that they made the difficult decision after going through the reviews of the training program. 26 Walmart stores in Quebec were part of this program.
The company made a statement saying they are pushing out the program in the coming few weeks so that agencies and the participating trainees get the time to make other arrangements.
The company wished all the participants of the program the very best and thanked them for spending time with the stores.
The training program for the intellectually disabled people was implemented with the support of local organizations. This program gave the participants the opportunity to get vocational training.
Jacinthe Cloutier, a worker at the CIUSS MCQ health agency, said that 19 participants at Mauricie and Central Quebec region will get upset by the decision.
Cloutier hopes that the participants will soon find other workplaces for their training.