Walmart has announced that it will pay for full college tuition and book costs at 10 schools for its workers in the U.S., the latest effort to attract and hold on to employees in the current tight job market for retail workers. This will replace a previous program started in 2018 in which Walmart and Sam’s Club workers who want to earn a degree paid a $1 a day fee. About 28,000 Walmart employees participate in that. Full- and part-time employees are eligible, and Walmart has added more degree and certificate options. Walmart’s Lorraine Stomski, senior vice president of learning and leadership, told reporters yesterday (July 27th) that employees who participate in the program are twice as likely to get promoted and stay on at a significantly higher rate than other workers.