- retailer /REE-teyler/
- retain /ri-TEYN/
- labor /LEY-ber/
- rival /RAHY-vuhl/
- incentive /in-SEN-tiv/
[noun] – a person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public
Walmart is America’s largest retailer.
[verb] – to keep or continue to have something
The restaurant needs to retain its customers.
[noun] – practical work, especially when it involves hard physical effort
He managed to save $700 after a month of intense labor.
[noun] – a person, group, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area:
He is working hard to beat his rivals in the business.
[noun] – something that encourages a person to do something
The employees receive various incentives every year.
Employees who have been working at the company for at least 90 days are qualified to use the benefit, and employees must continue working part-time or full-time at Amazon while taking classes. The decision came following the efforts of rival employers such as Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) to advance their college benefit programs for workers. Amazon also announced that it intends to retrain 300,000 employees for higher-skilled, fast-growing jobs within the company over the next four years, going beyond the pledge they made in 2019 to train 100,000 workers for new positions. “We are investing a lot of money on signing and incentives,” said Brian Olsavsky, Amazon’s chief financial officer, in a statement.
- Have you tried shopping in Amazon?
- Do you know anyone who works for Amazon?
- If you were a fresh graduate in the US, would you apply for Amazon after hearing this news?
- Do you think Amazon’s decision will help retain their current employees?
- In your opinion, why are employee benefits important?