News

Amazon set to pay $10,000 plus 3 months’ salary for employees to quit

By  | 

AMAZON SET TO PAY $10,000 PLUS 3 MONTHS’ SALARY FOR EMPLOYEES TO QUIT

This is coming after Amazon in 2018 announced that US employees could apply to start their own small businesses, delivering Prime packages in Amazon-branded vans and uniforms.

Amazon wants its employees to quit their jobs and create their own delivery businesses. It turns out that’s an expensive proposition. So Amazon is upping the ante.

 

 

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that In June 2018, Amazon announced that US employees could apply to start their own small businesses, delivering Prime packages in Amazon-branded vans and uniforms.

 

 

 

The company hoped it could fill its huge need for people to bring packages from local Amazon sorting centers to the customers who ordered them.

 

 

 

Although Amazon (AMZN) said tens of thousands of employees expressed interest in the program, the company acknowledged many of its workers couldn’t afford the start-up money they needed to get the businesses off the ground.

 

Read similar article: Mackenzie Set To Become World’s Richest Woman After Divorce From Amazon Owner, Jeff Bezos

 

So Amazon announced it will now give employees up to $10,000 of the start-up money they will need, along with three months of their existing Amazon pay, as a way of getting the capital they need to get into the service.

 

“We received overwhelming interest from tens of thousands of individuals who applied to be part of the Delivery Service Partner program, including many employees,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations.

 

He said further,

 

“We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the program but struggled with the transition.”

 

 

Amazon has been trying to gear up an independent delivery service to handle packages now going to companies such as UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX) as well as the Postal Service.

 

 

Amazon said since it has started the delivery service, there have been more than 200 independent contractors who signed up to handle the deliveries. Between them they have hired thousands of local drivers to deliver packages, according to Amazon. This year, the company plans to add hundreds more delivery contractors, including the former employees who take up the company on its offer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: