(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Target is joining other major retailers by offering employees a debt-free way to get a degree.  Starting this fall, Target said it will cover the cost of tuition, fees and textbooks for part and full-time workers who pursue a qualifying degree at more than 40 schools.  The Minnesota-based retailer is the latest company to offer perks to attract candidates in a competitive job market.  Target joins other chains including Chipotle and Starbucks to have programs that help employees pay for college, with Walmart recently announcing it would cover the full cost of college tuition and books for its employees.