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Waste Management Announces Program Providing No-Cost Education to Employees

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Waste Management Announces First-of-its-Kind ‘Your Tomorrow’ Program Providing No-Cost Education to Employees, with Planned Extension to Dependents Later This Year, to Upskill Workforce and Advance Position in Competitive Job Market

Two-day Hiring Events on May 21-22 Aim to Hire Drivers and Technicians Across North America

May 13, 2021 04:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) is holding Career Day events across North America on May 21-22 aimed at hiring essential frontline driver and technician positions. The company is rolling out a range of new employee benefits from flexible work schedules, sign-on bonuses and a new education and upskilling benefit program, Your Tomorrow, in collaboration with Guild Education. Your Tomorrow is a first-of-its-kind program that provides WM employees, as well as their eligible dependents, the opportunity to choose from a full range of education options, including earning a college degree, at no cost to the employee.

The WM Career Day events, designed to proactively address talent needs, offer candidates the opportunity to interview and potentially receive same-day offers to start their careers with the WM family. Interview spots can be reserved in advance at, and walk-ins will be accepted. Appropriate COVID protocols will be in place for these events.

WM Your Tomorrow offers nearly 36,000 full-time U.S. employees access to more than 170 fully-funded programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, short-form technology and business certificate programs, and high school completion. Later this year, the company plans to expand this offering to benefits-eligible dependents, including nearly 34,000 children and spouses, beginning with enrollment in 2022 educational programs making WM one of the first employers to extend education and upskilling opportunities at this scale.

“At WM, we’re an innovative people-first organization that cares deeply about the careers, economic mobility and wellbeing of our team members,” said Tamla Oates-Forney, Chief People Officer, Waste Management. “Your Tomorrow supports the reskilling and retention of existing talent, while also helping to attract new talent, to equip the business with a skilled workforce for the future and further position WM as an employer of choice. It will soon help our team members with the support needed to provide for their dependents’ education. Through our Career Day events, we hope to attract new team members that want to evolve their career and will take advantage of this new benefit program.”

“We’re excited to partner with WM to offer education and upskilling opportunities to their employees, including the frontline essential workers who help us maintain a sustainable future in our communities,” said Rachel Carlson, CEO & Co-Founder, Guild Education. “By being the first company to extend the upskilling offering to employees and their families in this way, WM and their leaders are game-changers. They’re setting the standard for how organizations can creatively invest not only in their employees, but also those employees’ children and families, in a way that ties to their company strategy.”

Your Tomorrow includes education and training programs that directly tie to the business’s needs and map to internal career pathways, focusing primarily on business, technology, science and mathematics. These areas include data analytics, digital transformation and systems thinking to help team members upskill and reskill. Learning providers include eCornell, Pathstream, Paul Quinn College, Purdue University Global, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Arizona and others.

Wilmington University is proud to offer our programs, including Business, Communications and Information Technology to Waste Management team members (and their dependents soon) as part of the company’s new education and upskilling program provided in partnership with Guild education. This partnership provides nearly 70,000 team members, spouses and children access to high-quality, flexible education opportunities. To learn more visit

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