Walmart to Pay 100% of College Tuition and Books for Employees in ‘Live Better U’ Program

Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will “pay 100% of college tuition and books” for its employees seeking additional education through the company’s Live Better U (LBU) program. The company states that 1.5 million employees will be able to earn college degrees or learn trade skills at zero cost to themselves. Previously, the LBU program was offered at low costs but Walmart workers still shoulders part of the education costs themselves.

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Walmart to Give 740,000 Employees a Free Samsung Smartphone

Retail giant Walmart is set to give 740,000 employees free Samsung smartphones by the end of the year so they can use a new app to manage schedules and perform a wide variety of other tasks in the store. Employees will be free to use the phone for their personal business as well.

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 15: Customers look on as a Walmart cashier rings up their purchases at a Walmart store on August 15, 2019 in Richmond, California. Walmart beat analyst expectations with second quarter revenue of $130.4 billion. Shares of Walmart stock surged 5% in early trading on Thursday. (Photo …

Costco to End Mask Requirement in Some States

Depending on state guidelines, Costco will no longer require fully vaccinated customers to wear masks inside its stores following the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a press release to membership.

People shop at a Costco store on March 14, 2021 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)