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TechnologyAmazon to offer job skill training to 100,000 US workers

20:55  11 july  2019
20:55  11 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies. The US tech giant said it would spend 0 million for its Upskilling 2025 program to train 100 , 000 employes to help them move into more skilled

Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies. The US tech giant said it would spend 0 million for its Upskilling 2025 program to train 100 , 000 employes to help them move into more skilled roles.

Amazon to offer job skill training to 100,000 US workers© STEPHEN BRASHEAR Amazon, known for its use of robotics in its warehouses such as this one in DuPont, Washington, said it would offer training to some 100,000 of its workers to help them adapt to new technologies

Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies.

The US tech giant said it 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.

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US workers . 11 July 2019. machine learning, manufacturing, robotics, computer science, cloud computing, and more sectors. Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies.

Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies. Amazon to spend 0 million to train 100 , 000 workers for digital age. Amazon is a global leader in the use of artificial intelligence and robots.

The move comes amid growing concerns that automation and robots are killing low-skilled jobs and that many workers lack training for new roles being created by technology.

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.

Beth Galetti, Amazon senior vice president for human resources, 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," Galetti said in a statement.

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At Amazon 's 125, 000 square foot facility just outside Denver, it looks like robots are running the show. And we think we have the responsibility to help them to acquire the skills that are going to be But United Food and Commercial Workers , whose retail branch is part of the effort to unionize

It will be available to 100 , 000 workers by 2025. Workers could use the training to transfer between positions that, without the training , they might not have been qualified for. Another training initiative, Amazon Apprenticeship, offers paid intensive classroom training and on-the- job apprenticeships

"We think it's important to invest in our employees, and to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves."

Amazon said official US reports show there are some 7.4 million job openings and roughly six million unemployed, with employees needed as medical assistants, statisticians, software developers, nurse practitioners, and wind turbine service technicians.

A recent study suggested robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.

The forecast last month by Oxford Economics, a private British-based research and consulting firm, said job displacement from the rise of robots will not be evenly spread around the world, or within countries.

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