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Lowe's will offer employees financial assistance to pursue certification for a specific trade skill, such as carpentry, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and appliance repair.

February 23, 2018View for printing

Eligible employees will receive up to $2,500 to complete their education via a partnership with Guild Education.

"The trade profession is a high-demand, high-opportunity field for the next generation workforce, and today, there is a massive unmet need," said Jennifer Weber, Lowe's chief human resources officer.

Lowe's has forecast the U.S. will endure a skills gap of more than a half million construction-related jobs by 2026. It hopes its initiative and other sweetened benefits will entice workers to join the company and stick around. ... market.html
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