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Amazon to invest over $700 mn to upgrade staff skills

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Jul '19
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Amazon will invest over $700 million on training programs to upgrade skills of one in three of its US staff. Programs will help Amazon staff from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled technical and non-technical roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centres, retail stores and transportation network.

Around 100,000 employees will be benefited from the programme. They may pursue career paths outside Amazon as well.

Based on a review of its workforce and analysis of US hiring, Amazon’s fastest growing highly skilled jobs over the last five years include data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist within its customer fulfillment network, according to a press release from the company.

Programmes include Amazon Technical Academy, which equips non-technical Amazon employees with the essential skills to transition into, and thrive in, software engineering careers; Associate2Tech, which trains fulfillment centre associates to move into technical roles regardless of their previous information technology experience; Machine Learning University, offering employees with technical backgrounds the opportunity to access machine learning skills via an on-site training program; and AmazonCareer Choice, a pre-paid tuition program designed to train fulfillment centre associates in high-demand occupations of their choice. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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