Amazon donates space, equipment for five new FareStart eateries

Amazon will help launch a new paid apprenticeship program so low-paid workers already in the industry can improve their skills and gain access to better jobs.

Amazon.com is giving a major boost to FareStart, donating equipment and space in South Lake Union to the nonprofit so it can open five new eateries and launch a new apprenticeship program to give those on the lower rung of the service industry better-paying skills.

The move could double the number of participants in FareStart’s job-training program over the next decade, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

In 2015, 342 people enrolled in FareStart’s programs. And since 1992, more than 8,000 people have participated

FareStart, a Seattle-based organization, operates kitchens where it teaches hospitality-industry skills to people…

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