Amazon to cover 100% of college tuition for U.S. hourly employees (from CNBC)

“Starting in January 2022, Amazon said it will cover the cost of college tuition, fees and textbooks for hourly employees in its operations network after 90 days of employment. It will also begin covering high school diploma programs, GEDs and English as a second language certifications for employees. Operations workers include employees in Amazon’s sprawling network of warehouses and distribution centers”

“As the job market has grown more competitive, Amazon is ramping up incentives to lure workers. In some areas of the country, Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses for new employees of up to $3000”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/09/amazon-to-cover-100percent-of-college-tuition-for-us-hourly-employees.html

This is great news! Nothing is more important in today’s world than education and training, and Amazon’s new policy enhances its attractiveness as an employer. The article says that Target and Walmart have adopted similar tuition reimbursement programs.

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