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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Amazon offers to pay employees to quit, start delivery business

NEW YORK — Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.

The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as a way to get more packages delivered to shoppers' doorsteps faster.

Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. The company says it will also pay them three months' worth of their salary. The offer is open to most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including warehouse workers who pack and ship orders. Whole Foods employees are not eligible to receive the new incentives.



Anonymous said...

So either this is entirely to save Amazon money or you can expect contractors delivering packages all hours of the day and night.

Anonymous said...

What it means is the end of taxpayer subsidized funding for USPS to deliver those parcels.

Anonymous said...

Precisely! Cutting out the higher priced middle man

Anonymous said...

@12:42 AMEN!! Amazon is the last leg the USPS had to stand on!

Anonymous said...

scamazon sucks almost as much as the postal service!

Anonymous said...

Wal Mart is getting ready to kick Amazon.coms butt.just watch.