E-commerce giant Amazon announced a plan that lays out its 750 thousand employees in the United States Possibility to pursue university studies Completely free, as the company will bear the cost of tuition, books and fees.
The measure, which affects everyone from delivery men to warehouse workers, is part of efforts that many companies in the country are making to keep up. Attract less skilled workers and new employees, at a time when it is difficult for companies to find staff.
In an entry on the corporate blog, Amazon pledged to allocate $1.2 billion between 2022 and 2025. University of Finance, Secondary or Language Studies For workers who request, only need to be hired by the company for at least three months.
Andy Jassi-led firm said students would be able to enroll Universities across the United States And that the company will pay tuition costs on the spot, without requiring the student to advance money, and then needing reimbursement.
Since the pandemic began, which has brought with it unprecedented growth in electronic commerce and during which Amazon has skyrocketed its activity as well as its revenue and profits, the company has hired 400,000 new employees.
With approximately one million employees, Amazon is the second largest employer in the United States, after only supermarket chain Walmart.
Last April, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama overwhelmingly rejected in a vote what would have been the company’s first workers’ union in the United States, in a process that captured the interest of media and politicians around the world. have done.
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