Online Learning Update

April 30, 2019

Disney, Starbucks, Walmart: Big companies are increasingly offering education benefits for employees

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

Akiko Fujita, Yahoo Finance
Squeezed by a tight labor market and shrinking pool of employees, big corporations like Starbucks and Disney are increasingly turning to a new tool for recruitment: education.  Companies are partnering with universities to offer employees fully-subsidized Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in hopes of attracting ambitious workers who want to build out their careers. “There are so many new jobs that are either coming or that are here already. So it is shifting from an employer standpoint: How you have to differentiate yourself?” said Chris Trout, VP of learning and development at The Walt Disney Company, speaking at the recent ASU GSV Summit in San Diego.

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