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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work