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Amazon set to pay for staff’s College fees – but who’s really eligible?

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Amazon is gearing up to spend $1.2 billion for its employees to attend College

The world’s biggest eCommerce platform announced it’ll pay the full cost of college tuition for eligible staff.

Amazon estimated that the new benefit along with new training initiatives the company is set to offer, would require a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025.  

Amazon’s recent announcement comes after other major companies such as Target and Walmart extending similar offers to their U. S. workforce. Those companies continue to come up with new initiatives, commission strategies and company benefits as a method to lure and retain workers during the tight labor market.

The offer from the eCommerce giant will commence in January 2022 and will include the cost of college tuition, fees and textbooks for warehouse, transportation and other hourly employees who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees.

To be eligible an employee must have been employed by Amazon for 90 days

Amazon’s new benefit also includes covering the costs of education for high school based diploma programs, GEDs and English as a second language certifications.

Amazon confirmed that it will also add three new education programs as part of its training offerings as a way to provide staff with the opportunity to learn skills in data centre maintenance and technology, IT, and user experience and research design.

The company’s offering is expected to a popular attraction point for the retention of staff and also attracting new employees to the workforce.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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How can we support a more eco-friendly future?

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With a $23 million commitment for a national circular economy and $1.3 million for net zero transition guidance, Australia is advancing towards sustainability.

Funding Futures is a weekly TV show on Ticker, hosted by Mike Loder and Steven Maarbani from Venture Crowd, that delves into the dynamic and evolving world of venture crowd-raising.

In this episode, we are joined by Cameron Hope, Founder of CEO of Hirehood. #trends #funding futures

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The integral step to entering the property market

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In the debate surrounding housing affordability, a divergence emerges between media portrayals and stark realities. While the crisis is often depicted as insurmountable, critics argue that individuals tend to blame external factors rather than taking personal responsibility.

Despite challenges, advocates urge a shift from despair to possibility, emphasizing personal agency and proactive pursuit of homeownership goals. Thus, while acknowledging the hurdles, reframing the discourse empowers individuals to navigate the housing market with resilience and determination, making the dream of owning a home a tangible reality for those willing to seize it. #Trending #Featured

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