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Amazon to Upgrade Technical Skills of One Third of US Workforce

It has more than 630,000 employees worldwide

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Job seekers line up to apply during "Amazon Jobs Day," a job fair being held at 10 fulfillment centers across the United States aimed at filling more than 50,000 jobs, at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, Aug. 2, 2017. VOA

Amazon will spend more than $700 million to provide additional training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce to upgrade their technical skills.

Amazon, which like other companies has struggled to find technically qualified U.S. employees, said it will provide its workers with the skills to transition into software engineering positions and technical roles.

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The Seattle company said Thursday that its U.S. workforce will hit 300,000 this year. It has more than 630,000 employees worldwide. Amazon.com Inc. has been criticized by labor groups and some politicians, including presidential candidates, over what they see as substandard working conditions. (VOA)

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Amazon Acquires Turkish Data Processing Startup Company “DataRow”

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country

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Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country. Wikimedia Commons

 E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow.

Eren Baydemir, who founded the company with Can Abacigil in 2017, tweeted to confirm the acquisition.

“A new chapter begins for DataRow today. Our team is very excited to join AWS, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead in terms of data analytics,” Baydemir tweeted.

The company’s website also announced the move.

“We are proud to have created an innovative tool that facilitates data exploration and visualization for data analysts in Amazon Redshift, providing users with an easy to use interface to create tables, load data, author queries, perform visual analysis, and collaborate with others to share SQL code, analysis, and results. Together with AWS, we look forward to taking our tool to the next level for customers,” the announcement read.

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E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country.

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Last year, Vice President of Amazon Europe Xavier Garambois said that the company already has a team in Istanbul for cloud computing, but not a data centre. (IANS)

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