Amazon rolls out new incentives in push to hire more workers; will fund full four-year college tuition

ROLLING OUT — Like everyone else, Amazon needs more workers – hundreds in the Lehigh Valley alone. And they’re rolling out new incentives to try and get them.

The company announced during an event at its facility in Breinigsville that it will fund full four-year college tuition, regardless of what workers study or if they stay with Amazon.

“Even at $19 an hour, which is what our associates make, when you think about college prices – even going virtual, everything’s going up,” said ABE 2 Site Leader Kyle Fell.

It’s a $1.2-billion investment that also covers high school diplomas, GEDs, and ESL certifications. The money is paid up front.

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