Bloomberg reports that Walmart says it has “hired about three-quarters of the participants from a training program for tech professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off, part of an ongoing industry effort to increase diversity and find new sources of talent.” In fact, Walmart Labs says it “will triple the number of slots in the so-called returnship program to accept as many as 100 participants.”

The story notes that the “program is designed for professionals with at least five years of experience who have been out of the workforce taking care of children or elderly parents or for other personal reasons -- a group that typically includes more women than men.”