Amazon is turning to its employees to deliver packages faster

Amazon to employees We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages

Amazon to employees We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages

With that in mind, Amazon is now offering existing employees a big incentive to quit their job and become entrepreneurs focused on running a successful delivery business.

If a worker decides to participate, they will leave their current role at Amazon and receive help from the company to start their small business.

"The new incentive will fund the startup costs, up to $10,000, as well as the equivalent of three months of the former employee's last gross salary so employees-turned-business-owners can more easily get their package delivery companies off the ground", the company wrote in a press release.

Amazon launched the Delivery Service Partner program in June 2018 and has more than 200 small business started out its creation.

The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members.

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The offer is open to most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including those working in warehouses and other places where products are stored.

Since previous year, some 200 people have begun Amazon delivery startups, and the company said it expects "hundreds" more with the added incentives, available in the US, Britain and Spain.

Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) need for personnel to staff its package delivery network is so acute that it is looking inside its four walls to recruit them. "Now we have a path for those associates with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses".

That's where the new financial incentives for employees come into play.

The company, based in Seattle, Washington, did not say how many employees it expects to take them up on the offer. It includes hands-on training, on-demand support, Amazon's existing delivery technology, access to leased Amazon Prime-branded delivery vans, and discounts on fuel costs, insurance cover, and branded uniforms for delivery personnel to wear. "It would be interesting to see what your pay would work out to on an hourly basis".

Amazon Delivery Service Partner business owner Olaoluwa Abimbola, left, with Amazon SVP Dave Clark.