Disney gives employees bonuses while setting aside millions for higher ed

Disney gives employees bonuses while setting aside millions for higher ed

KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Disney employees are getting some added benefits in the coming months.

Walt Disney announced over 125,000 employees will be getting a $1,000 bonus. That includes employees at Oahu's Aulani resort.

The bonuses will go to full-time employees who have been with the company since at least Jan. 1, 2018.

The company also said they will be investing $50 million to create a higher education program for workers.

The program can be utilized by workers to pursue higher education or vocational training.

"I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity; it opens doors and creates new possibilities. Matched with the $1,000 cash bonuses, these initiatives will have both an immediate and a long-term positive impact," Robert Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company said.

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