Amazon

Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

Building a global community for Black girls to code

Black Girls CODE wasn’t part of Kimberly Bryant’s life plan before she founded the nonprofit in 2011. She was busy with her career as a Bay-Area-based biotech engineer when her daughter Kai, an avid gamer and middle school student, told her she wanted to l...

Pub: Nov 6, 2020 by J. Doe
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Machine learning for kids

The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning will create millions of new jobs over the next few years. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) specialists are in the most "in demand" employees across all industries, according t...

Pub: Nov 6, 2020 by J. Doe
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Honrando a las culturas, tradiciones e historias nativas

Desearía que las personas supieran que la cultura nativa americana se mantiene viva y relevante. Hablamos nuestro idioma y vivimos nuestras tradiciones día a día, incluso aquellos de nosotros que vivimos en ciudades alejadas de nuestras tierras, dijo Fa...

Pub: Nov 4, 2020 by J. Doe
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"Alexa, how old are you?"

Alexa is only six-years-old, yet she's become an increasingly helpful part of customers' daily lives. This year has been uniquely challenging, and we’ve been humbled by stories from customers who’ve found support and maintained meaningful connections with ...

Pub: Nov 3, 2020 by J. Doe
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Amazon Home partners with Ciara and Russell Wilson to celebrate a "Hometown Hero"

Ciara, Russell Wilson and Amazon Home celebrated a local Seattle healthcare worker by giving his home a makeover. With the help of Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Ciara, and her NFL Seattle Seahawks quart...

Pub: Nov 2, 2020 by J. Doe
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Meet Amazon employees gearing up for this holiday season

Since the start of 2020 we’ve created more than 400,000 permanent new jobs around the world. We work hard to innovate for, and meet the needs of, our customers every day—and as a result of unprecedented demand, we’ve been hiring and investing in communitie...

Pub: Nov 1, 2020 by J. Doe
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Amazon ranks #2 on Forbes World’s Best Employers list

Forbes ranked Amazon #2 on its newly released World’s Best Employers 2020 list. To compile this year’s list, Forbes surveyed 160,000 employees from 750 companies in 58 countries around the world and asked them to rate their willingness to recommend their e...

Pub: Nov 1, 2020 by J. Doe
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Coca-Cola and AWS reimagine the future of contactless experiences

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced companies across industries—including the restaurant industry, one of the first and perhaps hardest hit by the pandemic—to rapidly adapt to evolving consumer behaviors, including the desire for contactless experience...

Pub: Oct 31, 2020 by J. Doe
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Honoring Native cultures, traditions, and histories at Amazon

How much do you know about Native Americans in the U.S. today? Did you know there are more than 500 federally recognized tribes, and the culture is as prevalent today as it was centuries ago?I wish that people knew that Native American culture is alive and...

Pub: Oct 31, 2020 by J. Doe
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Turning jobs into careers, and creating even more opportunities

When Marcus Vegas walked through the doors of his first Amazon facility as a seasonal employee in 2018, making money for the holidays was his main priority. A recent graduate from Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey, Vegas knew his college job as a bank...

Pub: Oct 28, 2020 by J. Doe
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Self-published memoir picked for U.S.M.C. Commandant's Professional Reading List

The southern California sun was shining, and Dan Sheehan felt strong, so he stretched his run to nine or ten miles this Tuesday. Just as he reached home and heard “Dad, what’s for lunch?” from his son and daughter, his phone buzzed with a text from an old ...

Pub: Oct 24, 2020 by J. Doe
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Amazon invests in the next generation of engineers

Amazon Lab126 is excited to sponsor The Tech Interactive’s annual Tech Challenge, an event that invites teams of students in grades 4-12 to use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem. This year’s challenge, “The Ultimate Upcycle,” dir...

Pub: Oct 24, 2020 by J. Doe
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How we ramped up onsite COVID-19 testing for Amazon employees

Editor's note: Back in March—after Amazon had already implemented social distancing and invested in masks, gloves, enhanced cleaning, and many other health and safety measures—company leaders asked themselves, “Could we do more?” They knew that testing wou...

Pub: Oct 22, 2020 by J. Doe
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Amazon donates to charities around the world this holiday season

Amazon will make product and monetary donations to more than a thousand charities around the world. This will enable the nonprofits to provide millions of items to those in their communities. Organizations in the U.S., UK, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, I...

Pub: Oct 21, 2020 by J. Doe
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‘Raising the bar’ on accessibility and inclusion at Amazon

“Every person with a disability should expect to be treated as equivalent to everyone else—to know that Amazon supports them in being successful at what they do,” said Brendan Gramer, a Senior UX Designer on the Payments team at Amazon. As Global President...

Pub: Oct 21, 2020 by J. Doe
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