On Thursday, Amazon has announced plans to offer professional training to about one-third of its workforce in the United States help them gain skills to adapt new technologies. They would spend $700 million for its Upskilling 2025 program to train 100,000 employees to help them move into more skilled roles within or outside of Amazon.
Amazon said its employees would be offered training for positions as mapping specialists, data scientists, business analysts, logistics coordinators and other roles within the company.
Amazon senior vice president for human resources, Beth Galetti, said the program is not limited to training for roles within the company and that training would be offered for jobs in health care, machine learning, manufacturing, robotics, computer science, cloud computing, and more sectors.
“While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others it might be a stepping stone to different aspirations, We think it’s important to invest in our employees, and to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves” Galetti said in a statement.
Amazon said the official reports of US show that there are about 7.4 million vacancies and about six million unemployed. Medical assistants, statisticians, software developers, nurse practitioners, and wind turbine service technicians are required.
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17 November, 2019