Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

Amazon offers employees $10000 to quit, launch delivery business

Amazon to employees We’ll pay you to quit and haul packages Amazon to employees: We'll pay you to quit and haul packages
Jean Garcia | 15 May, 2019, 08:53

The retailer said it will fund the startup costs, up to $10,000, for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs.

As TechCrunch reports, Amazon is rolling out a new offer to its employees.

Since previous year, some 200 people have begun Amazon delivery start-ups, and the company said it expects "hundreds" more with the added incentives, available in the United States, Britain and Spain. It will also provide the equivalent of three months of the former employee's last gross salary in an effort to help the employees-turned-business-owners to get their package delivery companies off the ground.

Amazon created the Delivery Service Partner program previous year, and it has reportedly resulted in the creation of more than 200 small businesses since its inception.

The new incentive is an expansion of its Delivery Service Partner Program that allows current Amazon employees a chance to start their own small business delivery company with its backing. It is part of the company's plan to control more of its deliveries on its own, rather than rely on UPS, the post office and other carriers. Employees will be offered discounts on buying "branded uniforms" and Amazon delivery vans for their work.

Iran Claims Credit for UAE, Saudi Ship Attacks
There were no casualties but Saudi Arabia said two of its ships had suffered "significant damage ". Gulf News, a state-linked Dubai daily, said "rogue actors must be brought to book".

CBS MoneyWatch contributor Kathy Kristof cautioned previous year that would-be delivery moguls "may want to think twice before you accept it".

Still, Schlactus also said there's never been a better time to be a delivery driver or operate a delivery business. "Customer demand is higher than ever and we have a need to build more delivery capacity".

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

The AP spoke to Milton Collier, who opened one such business in Atlanta, GA, eight months ago. Since then, it has grown to 120 employees with a fleet of 50 vans that can handle up to 200 delivery stops in a day.

Collier says his business is already preparing for the one-day shipping goal by looking for more workers.

Recommended

Stroman frustrated as Blue Jays fall to White Sox Stroman frustrated as Blue Jays fall to White Sox He did not factor in the decision against the Blue Jays on July 28, when he allowed five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. However, the Blue Jays , with injuries decimating their rotation, have an opening that Jackson can fill.

Alabama Senate passes bill banning almost all abortions Alabama Senate passes bill banning almost  all abortions The group Physicians for Reproductive Health said the near total ban on abortions would have a disastrous effect on healthcare. The move is part of a multistate effort to have the US Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

China to increase tariffs on certain USA products China to increase tariffs on certain USA  products All three major US indexes were in the black, recovering some ground from their worst one-day percentage losses in months. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 207.06 points at 25,532.05, a day after losing 617.38 points.

Barr Reportedly Working Closely With CIA To Review Russia Probe Origins Barr Reportedly Working Closely With CIA To Review Russia Probe Origins Attorney General William Barr speaks during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. "It's a waste of his talent", Blumenthal said.

Antoine Griezmann moving on from MLS All-Star foe — Adios Atleico Madrid Antoine Griezmann moving on from MLS All-Star foe — Adios Atleico Madrid Barca look certain to be his next destination with Griezmann , 28, reportedly set on making a move he spurned past year . Griezmann signed a new five-year deal just before the 2018 World Cup after rejecting a move to the Catalan giants.

Texas cop 'shoots unarmed pregnant woman' in shocking video Texas cop 'shoots unarmed pregnant woman' in shocking video A police officer in Texas has allegedly shot and killed a woman who may have reached for his taser during an altercation. According to The Associated Press, police said that they will determine whether she was pregnant during the autopsy .

Arthur character Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay and gets married Arthur character Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay and gets married Ratburn and the Special Someone " and starring lesbian actor Jane Lynch as a special guest, on Monday (May 13). Ratburn walks down the aisle with Patrick, the owner of a chocolate shop seen earlier in the episode.

Halep beats Bencic to reach fourth Madrid Open final Halep beats Bencic to reach fourth Madrid Open final It will come down to a battle between Bertens and her power game against Halep's more polished all-around play. Simona Halep reached her fourth Madrid Open final with a 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-0 win over Belinda Bencic yesterday.

Lewis Hamilton would rather fight Ferrari than battle with Valtteri Bottas Lewis Hamilton would rather fight Ferrari than battle with Valtteri Bottas The two Mercedes drivers are competing against each other. and it's not much fun for outsiders, admits Hamilton, especially for spectators.

London rally in support of Palestine focus of dailies — Newspaper Review London rally in support of Palestine focus of dailies — Newspaper Review Reportedly, Egypt and Qatar have mediated this truce. "What really happened that day", reads a description on the BBC website. Israel said last Friday that it would also lift the ban it had imposed on Palestinian fishing vessels operating in the strip.

NASA says the moon is shrinking and experiencing "moonquakes" NASA says the moon is shrinking and experiencing The space agency also revealed the new mission's name will be Artemis , the Greek goddess of the moon and twin sister of Apollo. Boulder tracks near faults in Schrödinger basin have been attributed to recent boulder falls induced by seismic shaking.

Four die in Sudan protests as military rulers say won't allow 'chaos' Four die in Sudan protests as military rulers say won't allow 'chaos' Since then, protesters have been camping outside the military headquarters to support a civilian-led political transition. The ruling military council confirmed the death of an army major and said three troops were wounded at the sit-in.

Google's Digital Wellbeing feature is slowing down Pixel devices Google's Digital Wellbeing feature is slowing down Pixel devices No, that honor goes to the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that are expected to be released later this year in October. In the rapairability score, the Pixel 3a series scored 6 points out of 10, which means that it's fairly easy to fix .

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 5/8/19 NBA Predictions & Odds Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 5/8/19 NBA Predictions & Odds A lot of people are still going to doubt us. "We just couldn't find it playing together as well as we had hoped". The Bucks will welcome the 26-year-old's.426 mark from beyond the arc as they push deeper into the postseason.

Tiger Woods, Erica Herman Wrongful Death Lawsuit: How Rich Is The Golfer? Tiger Woods, Erica Herman Wrongful Death Lawsuit: How Rich Is The Golfer? After working a shift in December, Immesberger, 24, drank alcohol at the venue before being killed in a drunk driving accident. Messages left with Woods' representatives by USA TODAY Sports were not immediately returned.