Amazon calls the plan "Upskilling 2025." Workers can use the training to move between positions that, without training, they may not be eligible for. For example, warehouse workers at fulfillment centers may be trained for IT technical responsibilities and non-technical workers may be re-employed as software engineers, even with limited technical background.
Another practice initiative, the Amazon Apprenticeship, offers a paid intensive training in classrooms and apprenticeships within the company. Amazon also emphasizes its growing cloud business with a training program that helps employees operate in booming tech business. "While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others it can be a stepping stone with different aspirations," said Beth Galetti, Amazon's head of HR, in a ready statement. "We find it important to invest in our employees, and help them acquire new skills and create more professional choices for themselves."
The initiative of Amazon came as robots and artificial intelligence is moving forward and more capable of replacing human occupations.
Amazon also fights employees with one of the fastest labor markets. Upskilling 2025 can help attract more employees because of future opportunities they may not be eligible for the past. The training also helps the Amazon retain the workers.
Some of the fastest growing jobs are in specialized areas Amazon is training for, including software developers, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. "With Upskilling 2025 promises, Amazon is committed to creating career pathways in areas that will continue to grow in the coming years, including health care, machine learning, manufacturing, robotic science, computer science , cloud computing, and so forth, "the company said in a statement.
The company is also dealing with growing inner dissatisfaction with from some accomplishment workers.