The retail and tech giant intends to expand its existing training programs and introduce new ones. The training will be voluntary, and most of the programs are free.
Programs will help workers “access training to move into highly skilled technical and non- technical roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon,” the company said in a statement.
Amazon and other companies have struggled to find technically qualified U.S. employees. The planned program is among the biggest corporate retraining initiatives ever announced, at a cost of roughly $7,000 per worker, or $700 million.
Read the full story, "Amazon plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its US workforce in new skills," on www.cnbc.com.
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