(NPR) High school students who stock shelves and bag groceries at Walmart now have more than just a paycheck to look forward to.
The giant retailer is adding several new education benefits with an eye toward high school student employees. The company will pay for ACT and SAT prep courses, allow students to schedule hours around the school day and offer up to seven hours of free college credit.
Walmart is making these job perks available to all employees, but they're targeted toward teenagers. It's the latest sign of a tight labor market. Walmart is among a number of companies that are experimenting with new ways to lure new employees. And the retailer says some of these education incentives could help prepare retail workers for life beyond Walmart.
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