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.
The initiative is created to further expand Amazon's Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program, in which the company helps small business owners start their own companies to deliver Amazon packages.
TIME reports that the program started previous year and it's part of the company's plan to launch an independent Amazon delivery business.
According to the announcement, Amazon developed the new arm of the program to help employees who are interested in the Delivery Service Partner program but need assistance during the transition process.
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Last month, Amazon said it's working on turning its Prime two-day shipping program into one-day shipping, which should add pressure on the company to build up more of its shipping infrastructure.
The partnership program is part of Amazon's work to vastly expand its shipping capabilities and help it deliver packages even faster. The new initiative from Amazon is part of its Delivery Service Partner program.
We want to hear from you. "Now we have a path for those associated with an appetite for opportunities to own their own businesses".
Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. It also gives Amazon a way to grow its delivery network without spending the money needed to buy vehicles or hire workers, says Barb Ivanov, director of University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab, a research lab that focuses on logistics and supply chain transportation.
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The offer is up open most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including warehouse workers who already pack and ship order.
"The wage problem won't be Amazon's problem", says Ivanov. Amazon prepays up to 95 percent of their tuition for in-demand fields regardless of whether the employee's new career is relevant to Amazon's interests. Whole Foods employees are not eligible to receive the new incentives.
President Donald Trump has accused the company of taking advantage of the US Postal Service by using bulk rates for packages, although many analysts argue that the struggling public corporation benefits from the revenue from the e-commerce giant.
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