Amazon and Mohegan Sun are latest major CT employers to expand tuition assistance benefits.

A growing number of hourly-wage workers in Connecticut are gaining access to higher education as several of the state’s top employers in retail and hospitality expand tuition assistance programs to attract and retain staff.

The highly competitive labor market has spurred companies like Amazon, Target, Walmart and most recently the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort — which employ thousands of people in Connecticut — to offer education benefits for full-time and part-time employees, emulating and expanding on programs popularized by Starbucks in 2015. As the unemployment rate ticks downward, companies have been scaling up tuition assistance in an effort to attract increasingly in-demand labor.


Article by Erica E. Phillips – ©

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