Amazon (AMZN) has announced on September 9, 2021, that they will be paying the four-year college tuition fees of about 750,000 of its hourly workers in the United States starting January 2022. The company will also be paying for other types of education such as high school diploma programs, General Educational Development (GED) test, and English as a Second Language (ESL) certifications for employees. Only employees who have been working at the company for at least 90 days can receive the benefit, and employees must continue working part-time or full-time at Amazon while taking classes. The decision came following the efforts of other large companies such as Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) to improve their college benefit programs for workers. Amazon also announced that it intends to retrain 300,000 employees for higher-skilled jobs within the company over the next four years.