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Amazon Cannot Find More To Hire

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Low unemployment rate in America bites Amazon which noted that it cannot find enough qualified people in U.S. to hire for major roles. What would it do? Invest $700 million to retrain 100,000 employees. That is what you call a buyer's market!

Amazon  announced this morning a plan to invest more than $700 million to retrain workers across the U.S. 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 U.S. employees for more in-demand jobs by 2025 — or, one in three of Amazon’s U.S. 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 U.S. hiring, these are the fastest-growing highly skilled jobs over the past five years.