amazon | January 27, 2017

Amazon signs up to train vets for careers in tech

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Donald Trump starred in “The Apprentice,” but former President Obama signed into law the first-ever annual funding for apprenticeship programs — $90 million — with bipartisan support. ApprenticeshipUSA has signed up more than 200 companies and organizations to provide on the job training to American workers.

The latest company to sign up: Amazon. The online retail giant will work through the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program to train returned military personnel for careers in tech. Last year Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pledged to hire 25,000 veterans.

Photo credit: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times