Amazon to train third of US workforce with technical skills

Amazon to train third of US workforce with technical skills

Amazon announced plans to spend $700 million to retrain 100,000 of its US employees by 2025. The figure amounts to spending around $7,000 per employee on roughly a third of its workforce in the US. Amazon says training schemes will be offered to employees across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and the transportation network.

Rhokanth 7 months

a.k.a. they plan to automate 2/3 of their jobs.

William 7 months

Just a reminder that Amazon took away monthly bonuses and stock options from their employees when they were forces to comply to the 15/hr minimum wage, meaning they now pay their workers less than they did before.

Paul C
Paul C 7 months

Interesting. Maybe not too far off from what the military does: take unskilled, yet motivated, people and train them to do exactly what is needed. Good for the people and good for the company.

michael zubas
michael zubas 7 months

retrain them to be Anti Union...OH WAIT THEY ALREADY DO THAT!

pspblows99 7 months

maybe they wouldn't have to do this if working in those warehouses didn't suck so much.

James Delnort
James Delnort 7 months

Proper training of Amazon Logistics delivery employees is greatly needed. I have delivery instructions on all my Amazon deliveries of "PLACE PKG IN BLACK DELIVERY BOX." Seems as if any common idiot would be able to understand, right? Not with Amazon. Over 50% of my deliveries have had instructions ignored. Multiple conversations with the office of Jeff Bezos have taken place over the past year. JB either hires some of the lowest intellect delivery people and/or he hasn't bothered to train them to follow customers instructions. JB makes billions off of us yet he ignores proper training. I can't wait until Andrew Yang becomes US President and imposes a VAT tax on Amazon that will be enjoyed by all US citizens age 18+ with the Freedom Dividend of $1000 a month. Jeff Bezos/Amazon needs to pay his share of taxes. To date, Amazon has paid ZERO TAXES. That's about to change. #Yang2020

Brennan Ritchie
Brennan Ritchie 7 months

Those jobs better come w/ an increased pay!

pspblows99 7 months

maybe working in your warehouses just sucks

blah blah
blah blah 7 months

They should use that money to retrain their business ethics they treat their employees like shit.

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