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September 14, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Amazon Invests in Employee Education

Amazon announced that more than 750,000 U.S. operations employees are eligible to receive fully funded college tuition, which includes the expenses of classes, books, and fees. The company will spend $1.2 billion on this and other educational initiatives by 2025. Amazon’s Career Choice program offers tuition funding, high school diplomas, GEDs, and ESL certifications for frontline employees. In addition, three new education programs will be implemented at Amazon that will focus on data center maintenance skills as well as proficiency in technology, IT, and user experience and research design. They are AWS Grow Our Own Talent, Surge2IT, and the User Experience Design and Research (UXDR) Apprenticeship.

“We launched Career Choice almost 10 years ago to help remove the biggest barriers to continuing education—time and money—and we are now expanding it even further to pay full tuition and add several new fields of study,” says Dave Clark, Amazon’s CEO Worldwide Consumer. “This new investment builds on years of experience supporting employees in growing their careers, including some unique initiatives like building more than 110 on-site classrooms for our employees in Amazon fulfillment centers across 37 states. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”

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