Amazon calls the plan "Upskilling 2025". Workers can use training to move from one position to another without which they would not have been qualified.
For example, warehouse employees in distribution centers could be trained in technical roles in computer science and non-technical workers could be retrained as software engineers, even if they had a background. limited technique.
Amazon Apprenticeship, another training initiative, offers intensive paid classroom training and business learning within the company. Amazon is also focusing on developing its cloud business with a training program that helps employees operate in the burgeoning technology sector.
"Many of our employees want to build their careers here, but for others, this could be a stepping stone to different aspirations," said Beth Galetti, Amazon's human resources manager, in a prepared statement. "We think it's important to invest in our employees and help them acquire new skills and create more professional options."
Amazon's initiative comes as robots and artificial intelligence advance and are more able to replace human jobs.
Amazon is also fighting for employees in one of the tightest job markets. Upskilling 2025 could help attract more employees because of future opportunities for which they may not have been qualified before. The training also helps Amazon retain the workers.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest growing jobs are in training areas qualified by Amazon, including software developers.
"As part of its Upskilling 2025 commitment, Amazon is focused on creating careers in areas that will continue to grow in the coming years, including health care, machine learning, the manufacturing, robotics, cloud computing, etc. " A declaration.
The company is also facing increasing internal discontent on the part of some of the production workers.