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6/4/2019, 7:28 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Walmart expands education program with new degrees

United States retail giant Walmart Inc. announced on Tuesday it is expanding its education benefits program it launched a year ago to include new technology degrees and certificates, targeting mainly high school students as part of its attempts to draw more talent into the company. The program includes debt-free college degrees offered by certain non-profit higher education institutions, free test prep classes, as well as opportunities for employment at Walmart, the company said on its website.

"Walmart values learning in all forms, and we are committed to creating a workforce of lifelong learners and instilling in them excitement for retail and a passion for serving customers," Walmart Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran said. "So, in addition to providing people with an entry to the workforce and access to our on-the-job training I’m proud Walmart also offers our associates programs like Live Better U to help them achieve their educational goals," he added.

The announcement comes a day before Walmart's annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas. Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to attend the meeting.

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