Amazon’s cloud division has become one of its most important profit drivers, posting $11.6 billion in sales in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, up 29% from a year earlier. (Photo: Mike Scarcella/ALM)
Amazon is one company that has thrived during the pandemic. Now it is paying it forward by helping 29 million people worldwide retrain for cloud-computing jobs by 2025, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The company committed $700 million last year to reskilling 100,000 of its own workers in the United States. The new effort will build on existing programs and include new ones in partnership with nonprofits, schools and others.
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Amazon’s latest initiative is geared toward those who aren’t already employed at the company. The idea, it says, is to equip people with the education needed to...