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Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S. workforce. It comes during a tight labor market, where it's getting harder for employers to find and keep workers. At the same time, advances in technology and robotics means some workers don't have the skills for new jobs.