U.S. companies with 100 or more employees spent a whopping $54 billion on training last year, according to projections in Training magazine's Industry Report 2000, released last fall.
This includes salaries and expenditures for both in-house and outside trainers. Of the total amount, 13 percent ($7 billion) represents spending on seminars and conferences.
The study broke down types of training by industry. The most popular types of training in the finance/insurance/banking cat