Papa John's offering free college tuition to corporate employees

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Papa John's is tossing a new benefit to employees of the pizza chain.

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In a news release last week, the company announced that it has partnered with Purdue University Global, an online university, to offer free tuition for its 20,000 corporate workers under a program dubbed Dough & Degrees.

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"The new program allows eligible employees to expand their skill set, build leadership and management expertise, and prepare to advance their careers by selecting an online degree program that matches their career goals," the news release said. "Papa John's team members can enroll in any of Purdue Global's online associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, including business, information technology, cybersecurity, accounting and finance."

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To participate, employees must have been with the company for more than 90 days and work at least 20 hours a week, WJW-TV reported.

The company also said its 70,000 franchise employees can receive "significant tuition and fee reductions" through "an additional education program through the alliance with Purdue Global."

Papa John's is just the latest of several companies that have introduced tuition benefits for employees, including Walmart, Starbucks, Chipotle and McDonald's, according to USA Today.

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