Amazon Reports Expansion in Career Advancement Opportunities by Funding Universities and College Tuition | Financial Buzz

Amazon Reports Expansion in Career Advancement Opportunities by Funding Universities and College Tuition

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported expansion into career advancement opportunities as it offers 750,000 hourly employees in the United States by partnering with over 140 national and local universities to provide full college tuition.  This announcement is a piece of the company’s ongoing enhancements to career choice to help frontline employees grow skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.  “As a new Amazon employee, I’m excited to join the Career Choice program,” said Timothy Burdue, an employee at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Memphis, Tennessee. “I’m so glad they have updated the Career Choice eligibility requirement. Now, this gives me an opportunity to better my future and learn the skills I need to open my own business and advance my career.”

“The expansion of Amazon’s Career Choice program and the partnerships being forged with a wide range of colleges and universities is great news for nontraditional learners seeking new paths to career success,” said Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education. “Higher education is our nation’s most powerful engine of social and economic mobility, and this initiative will both expand access to postsecondary education and increase the number of learners who succeed in completing their degrees.”  “We’re committed to empowering our employees with easy access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Senior Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We’re thrilled today to be adding more education partners to our Career Choice program, which we hope will give our team access to the educational paths that fit their passions. Whether someone is looking to build their English proficiency skills, prepare for GED testing, or earn their Bachelor’s degree, we’re working to meet our employees wherever they are on their educational journey.”

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