WABI-TV News reports that Ahold Delhaize-owned Hannaford Supermarkets has created a "Groceries to Grades tuition reimbursement program that "offers associates more than $5,000 dollars in tuition funds annually. Full time workers are eligible for up to $5,250 dollars. Part-time associates can receive up to $2,000 based on average hours worked."
According to the story, "The money can be used at any accredited college or university, with additional tuition discounts available at partner universities within Hannaford’s network, including Husson University, the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Thomas College and the University of Southern Maine."
The announcement says that "as part of the new program, Hannaford has partnered with the education benefits online platform Workforce Edge to streamline and simplify the process for submitting tuition reimbursement requests."
- KC's View:
Tuition reimbursement isn't going to be relevant to everyone, but for those people who have student loans, a benefit like this can be an enormous incentive to stay with a company. Good job, Hannaford.