Target Joins Walmart In Paying For College For Employees; Free Books Also Included

Target will offer its 340,000 U.S.-based part-time and full-time employees a new perk: a free college education. The retailer announced Wednesday that it would offer its workers “the most comprehensive debt-free education assistance program available in the retail industry.” The program starts this fall and provides “debt-free undergraduate degrees, certificates, certifications, free textbooks and more with no out-of-pocket costs” in 250 business-aligned programs from over 40 schools, colleges and universities. Target says it will invest $200 million over the next four years in the program. Read more at USA Today.