Tesla and Amazon to train veterans for tech jobs

This is part of the U.S. Department of Labour‘s apprenticeship program. SO far the two are the only tech companies to have registered for the program.

In a development that could make U.S. President Donald Trump jump with joy, Amazon has stated it would bring 100,000 full time jobs back to the States by 2018.

The world’s biggest online retailer has announced a registered apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor which will offer training to U.S. veterans.

In May 2016, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos had pledged that it would hire 25,000 veterans and their spouses spread across a period of five years.

The apprenticeship program will train veterans for “in-demand technical careers” at Amazon.

In its press release, the U.S. Department of Labor stated that the first batch of participants will be trained for an AWS Cloud Support Associate positions. The department went on to explain that more than 200 companies, labor organisations, and colleges have signed up to participate in the larger Apprenticeship USA program.

A quick lookup of those who have registered so far with the U.S. Department of Labour, throws up Tesla and Amazon as the only two big tech companies who have, so far, registered for the apprenticeship program.


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