Amazon office building Although Amazon has been at the forefront of technology that has displaced traditional jobs, it has also rapidly expanded its workforce in recent years.

Few companies have a keener understanding of how technology is transforming work than Amazon, the online retail giant whose discount deals and rapid delivery have spelled the demise of shopping malls all over the world.

It’s fitting that Amazon is bracing for future technological change by spending $700 million over the next six years to retrain about 100,000 U.S. employees, or roughly a third of its domestic workforce. That amounts to $7,000 per retrained employee.

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