Walmart, the retail chain, announces it will train it's employees in VR

Walmart, the retail chain, announces it will train it’s employees in VR

Walmart, a US-based retail store, is planning on equipping its stores nationwide with 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to train employees.

  • Walmart is working with Strivr Labs to us VR technology to train store employees.
  • “Walmart was one of the first companies to benefit from VR’s ability to enrich employee education, and its applications will only grow from here,” said Oculus business partnerships head Andy Mathis. “What makes it so compelling is that costly, difficult, or otherwise impossible scenarios and simulations become not only possible but immediately within reach.”
  • “VR affords the chance for simulation-based, experiential learning that 2D methods simply cannot achieve. It’s awesome to see how fast this relationship has moved and is a testament to Walmart‘s willingness to push the envelope in everything they do,” said Strivr Lacs CEO Derek Belch.