Global giant Amazon is willing to pay its Quebec employees tuition fees to help them “advance their careers,” the US multinational confirmed in magazine.
“Amazon Canada currently offers an employment option in Canada, including Quebec. This initiative covers up to 95% of tuition fees (up to an annual maximum), for a degree or diploma in eligible fields of study that lead to in-demand careers,” he assured of magazine Dave Power, Amazon Canada Communications.
And the American giant indicated in early September that it would pay college fees for its 750,000 American employees, including courses and books.
The e-commerce giant explained on its blog that the measure could cost it more than $1.5 billion by 2025.
When asked about this, Amazon confirmed that it can also pay its Quebec employees tuition fees.
“This program is designed to help employees advance their careers at Amazon. To date, more than 50,000 employees worldwide have benefited from the benefits of this program,” explained Dave Bauer of Amazon Canada.
In mid-September, Amazon announced that it would hire 15,000 new employees across the country in the coming months. To get there, the global e-commerce giant has raised minimum hourly wages for frontline workers between $17 and $21.65 an hour, plus benefits.
Additionally, current Amazon workers in Canada are entitled to wage increases ranging from $1.60 to $2.20 per hour, regardless of seniority. A $100 vaccination bonus is also provided to each employee.
in June, Newspaper You mentioned that central labor organizations, including Teamsters, are trying to create unions in Amazon Canada warehouses.
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