New York: On Thursday, Amazon said that it will pay the full college tuition fee for hourly workers from next year as competition to retain and hire workers gets fierce. Other companies like Target and Walmart, have started to pay for college or boost their ongoing programs.
The job market is tight, and employers of different companies are offering different perks and incentives to snag hourly workers, including offering bonuses and/or raising pay.
Amazon said, “Over 750,000 U.S. hourly workers are eligible, including those who pack and ship online orders at its warehouses. The program will launch in January.”
Moreover, the company said that the program employees are eligible 90 days after they have started work. The online shopping giant will fund books, tuition, and fees and hundreds of partnering schools. However, the name has not been disclosed.