Walmart to offer employees a college education for $1 a day

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Great job numbers and a 18-year low unemployment rate of 3.8% means it is harder for employers to find and retain workers. A recent survey of small business owners found that the number 1 problem they wanted help with was hiring. Walmart is hoping to attract more employees with a promise to pay for education.

Degrees will be offered by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Brandman University in Irvine, Calif., and Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb., all nonprofit institutions with online programs for working adults. 

The only catch? Walmart will only pay for employees looking for degrees in business and supply-chain management since those are the courses that “will be relevant across the industry and for future work opportunities”.

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