Aramark To Provide Full College Tuition For Hourly Employees

Posted On: 7/10/2019

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PHILADELPHIA -- Aramark announced that it will provide the opportunity for eligible hourly employees in the U.S. to receive full tuition coverage for college degrees. It's available in partnership InStride, a global learning services enterprise designed specifically to connect prominent employers to leading universities, including Arizona State University.

Eligible Aramark associates will be able to earn their degrees from universities including ASU, one of the top-ranked online degree programs in the country. The application process will begin in October with enrollment for the spring 2020 semester.

The Aramark Frontline Education Program is part of a $90 million investment the company made in its employees earlier this year that also includes targeted wage and benefit increases, as well as additional training and development.

"Our mission to enrich and nourish lives means we have a responsibility to help our employees achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives," said Aramark chairman, president and chief executive Eric J. Foss. "Education is key to making that happen and we are proud to provide this learning pathway to our dedicated frontline team members who want to advance their education and grow their careers."

Philadelphia, PA-based Aramark is global provider of food, facilities and uniform services, with some 270,000 team members. It employs 130,000 frontline employees in the U.S. who serve its customers and clients as chefs, cashiers, stadium hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and in many others roles in schools and universities, hospitals, sports venues, on delivery routes and in businesses of all kinds.