Amazon Offers Employees Startup Cash To Quit Their Jobs And Start Delivery Business For Company

Amazon is working to increase delivery speeds and will now offer employees up to $10,000 in startup costs who quit their jobs and start their own business helping the company deliver packages.

The Associated Press reported that Amazon made the announcement Monday as the company is looking into how it can offer one-day delivery for Prime members, down from the current delivery time of two days. From the AP:

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.
Amazon is trying to get away from relying on others to deliver its packages. Last year, it began allowing people to “apply to launch an independent Amazon delivery business and provided $10,000 in reimbursements to military veterans,” the AP reported. This latest announcement is an expansion of that program, which resulted in the creation or more than 200 delivery businesses opened to deliver for Amazon.
The AP spoke to Milton Collier, who opened one such business in Atlanta, GA, eight months ago. His company now has 120 employees, a fleet of 50 delivery vans, and makes up to 200 deliveries a day. Collier told the AP he was hiring more people to prepare for the one-day shipping goal, saying his company is “ready.”
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