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Amazon Is Investing $700 Million in Its Employees. Here's How You Can Follow Its Lead

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Amazon has a new plan to "upskill" its workforce. And it's putting $700 million into that initiative to make it happen.

The tech giant on Thursday announced that its $800 million will be invested in "upskilling training programs" that will train a third of its U.S.-based employees on new skills. The company said in a press release that it ultimately hopes to move people to higher-paying and more mission-critical jobs in the company to facilitate its expected growth.

The move reflects a growing reality in the corporate world. The skills that had been required and necessary to run a business a decade ago are different than those required to run a business in the future. And even companies that aren't in the tech industry might quickly find themselves needing data scientists, engineers, or other technology........

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