Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +1.46% said Thursday that it will spend more than $700 million to provide “upskill training” to workers, providing them with tools for higher-skilled technical and non-technical jobs. The program will benefit 100,000 employees by 2025 across fulfillment centers, stores, the transportation network, and other parts of the business. The Amazon Technical Academy will prepare workers for software engineering careers. Associate2Tech aims to move fulfillment center workers into technical professions. And the Machine Learning University will offer workers with technical backgrounds the chance to gain machine-learning skills. There are also programs that provide classroom training for careers in areas like aircraft mechanics, apprenticeships and AWS certification. Amazon analyzed its U.S. workforce and found that among the fastest-growing jobs over the past five years are data-mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst. “While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others it might be a stepping stone to different aspirations,” said Beth Galetti, senior Vice president of Amazon HR. If workers choose to stay on with the tech giant, there will be jobs. Amazon says it has a growing workforce that will reach 300,000 U.S. employees in 2019. Amazon has 630,000 employees around the world. The company, which has faced criticism over working conditions, raised its minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees last year. Amazon stock is up 15% over the last year while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.45% is up nearly 8% for the period.