Amazon office building AlthoughAmazon has been at the forefront of technology that has displacedtraditional jobs, it has also rapidly expanded its workforce inrecent years.

Few companies have a keener understanding of how technology istransforming work than Amazon, the online retail giant whosediscount deals and rapid delivery have spelled the demise ofshopping malls all over the world.

It's fitting that Amazon is bracing for future technologicalchange by spending $700 million over the next six years to retrainabout 100,000 U.S. employees, or roughly a third of its domesticworkforce. That amounts to $7,000 per retrained employee.

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