Amazon plans to spend $700M to retrain a third of its workforce for data, analytics roles

To keep up with the demand for data scientists and software developers within its own ranks as well as in other industries, Amazon pledged Thursday to spend more than $700 million to upskill 100,000 of its employees, about a third of its U.S. workforce.

The workforce training programs will provide 1 in 3 people across Amazon’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores and transportation networks with access to training programs that will help them move into more highly skilled roles within Amazon, the company said in a press release. The investment is not intended to only benefit Amazon, company officials said.

Author: Heather Landi

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