Retailer Invests $700 Million to Retrain a Third of its US Workforce By 2025

Amazon announced this morning a plan to invest more than $700 million to retrain workers across the US to allow them to move into skilled technical and non-technical roles across its corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores and transportation network. The company’s goal is to “upskill” 100,000 of its US employees for more in-demand jobs by 2025 — or, one in three of Amazon’s US workers.

In particular, Amazon has its eye on job roles like data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist, it says. Based on a review of its workforce and US hiring, these are the fastest-growing highly skilled jobs over the past five years… TechCrunch

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