Amazon says it will re-train 100,000 employees to be more skilled in technical roles

Mail Online | 8/3/2017 | Associated Press
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Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.

Amazon and other companies have struggled to find technically qualified U.S. employees.

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It said Thursday that it will begin providing its workers with the skills to transition into software engineering positions and other technical roles.

More advanced training for workers hired to work in Amazon warehouses is occurring in an increasingly competitive environment with the unemployment rate hovering below 4%.

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Major retailers like Walmart and Target have been raising pay and boosting training to lure more quality employees and to make the experience in stores less stressful.

While customers are less likely to come face to face with an Amazon worker, the company can improve the experience of shopping online with a staff that is more technically savvy.

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