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Walmart Employees Get A Chance at Online Education
A recent article in the New York times reports that Walmart will soon provide a significant amount of financial assistance to employees who are interested in obtaining online degrees. The company has made a $50 million commitment to fund employee online education initiatives in subjects such as retail management and transportation logistics handling. This commitment will no doubt benefit both the corporation and individual employees. Walmart will have better trained employees and the employees will have a degree that they can take with them throughout their lives. The retail giant does not expect everyone to take advantage of this opportunity right away. They predict that is will take time for this enhanced education program to get off the ground.
Walmart is by no means the first company to offer a tuition reimbursement program. Many companies already offer employee benefits of this kind. By helping employees with education expenses companies qualify for tax breaks while increasing employee morale and job satisfaction.
Will other retailers and large-scale employers follow in Walmart’s footsteps? It is very likely. With online education as an option, more employees might implement or expand education benefits. Because if its flexible nature, online education is a great choice for full-time workers. Companies will have an easier time pushing their employees further their education when they are confident that school will not interfere with work.
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