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Amazon Says It Will Back Its Employees Who Quit Jobs to Start Delivery Businesses

May 14, 2019 / Transport Topics

Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job, and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.The offer, announced May 13, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for Prime members. The company sees the incentive as a way to get more packages delivered to shoppers’ doorsteps more quickly.Amazon said it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. Those who participate will be able to lease blue vans with the Amazon smile logo stamped on the side. The company said it also will pay them three months’ worth of their salary.