Jason Del Rey

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Amazon Boosts Financial Support for Employee Education Program

Amazon plans to announce today that it is raising the maximum amount of tuition reimbursement it pre-pays to some of its employees from $2,000 to $3,000 a year for up to four years. The program, dubbed Amazon Career Choice, gives financial support toward tuition and related expenses to full-time hourly employees who pursue associate degrees or vocational certifications in fields that entities such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have deemed in demand and well-paying. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first announced the Amazon Career Choice program in a big way last summer with a letter on Amazon’s homepage.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik