Target Corp. (TGT) said Wednesday that it will offer a program starting in the fall that will provide its 340,000 U.S.-based part-time and full-time frontline workers with a debt-free education. The program will help with undergraduate degrees, certificate programs, textbooks and more at 40-plus schools, colleges and universities including University of Arizona, Oregon State University, and a number of HBCUs. Resources cover more than 250 areas of study. For those pursuing an education outside of the program guidelines, there are tuition assistance options. The move follows news from Walmart Inc. (WMT), which also recently updated its education program ( ) to eliminate the $1-per-day fee. Last week, Target announced another $75 million ( ) labor investment, that one in worker bonuses. Target stock has rallied 48% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index has gained 17.5% for the period.
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August 04, 2021 10:29 ET (14:29 GMT)
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