Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, July 12, 2019

The company announced Thursday that it will spend more than $700 million to train 100,000 employees for higher-skilled jobs over the next six years. ... Amazon will pay for employees to attend the company's Machine Learning University or learn software development skills through its Amazon Technical Academy. Employees can also participate in apprenticeships and get Amazon Web Services cloud certification at a discount.

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Automation is not coming to Amazon.
Amazon is going there while preventing a revolt.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-12 03:50 PM | Reply

Employees can also participate in apprenticeships and get Amazon Web Services cloud certification at a discount.

What an incredible cheap company...

They get an idiots version of how to program and then they "SELL" them the valuable training... and in the end... don't hire them, instead going for the much cheaper H1B's instead...

"Amazon is going there while preventing a revolt."

Gee... I wonder why???

Perhaps Amazon will sell them self help books on how to revolt...

#2 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-12 06:22 PM | Reply

Most of those guys walking the warehouse floors will be replaced by automation/robots/F - uwhatever within 5 years. They should make sure they get Amazon to pay them to study in robotics. Some one has to mind the machines that just replaced the rest of us. Of course, I know people who work at one of their facilities, and the machines aren't all that. It was the one where the robot automated machine punctured a can of bear mace (you can buy that --- on Amazon?) and sent the factory flying out the door. Yes, I've been drinking, but...........

www.nj.com

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-12 06:38 PM | Reply

Amazon is a job creator. They can do no wrong.

All hail Bezos!

.ps I love Amazon subscribe and save. Soon I wont have to leave my gated community.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-12 07:25 PM | Reply

Think of all the small businesses who, as third party sellers, have increased their sales now that they have a national and international venue thanks to Amazon. All I ever hear is people trashing them for putting brick and mortar stores out of business and never mentioning the other side.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-12 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have a buddy that goes all over the country setting up new and retro fitting old warehouses with modern tech. new setups are much taller..greater use of vertical space...a rail system with these computer controlled forklifts all managed by a few people sitting in a control room. i've been in one that dealt in automotive parts and it's eery, lots of activity, lots getting done and no people

#6 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-12 08:35 PM | Reply

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