Amazon Pays Employees to Start Businesses
The U.S.-based business Amazon is often called a technology company. But many people know the company best for all the products it sells on the internet.
Amazon's website offers everything from jewelry and electronics to health and beauty care products.
Now, Amazon is looking for ways to ship its products faster to buyers across the United States. It is trying to speed up product delivery times. To do that, the company announced a plan Monday: to pay its employees to give up their job and help them start a business delivering Amazon packages.
The offer comes as the company tries to decrease its shipping times for Amazon Prime members. The goal is to deliver goods to Prime members in one day.
Amazon says it will pay up to $10,000 in costs for employees who are accepted into the new delivery program.
Once accepted, Amazon says it will pay the former employees what amounts to three months of their former wages.
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.
The company, based in Seattle, Washington, did not say how many employees it expects to take them up on the offer.
The new announcement is part of a program Amazon started a year ago. That program lets anyone offer to launch an independent Amazon delivery business.
John Felton is Amazon's vice president of global delivery services. He said that more than 200 Amazon delivery businesses have been created since the company launched the program in June of 2018.
Milton Collier heads one of the delivery services. He started the business in Atlanta, Georgia about eight months ago. Since then, it has grown to include 50 vehicles and about 120 employees.
Collier says his business is already preparing for the one-day shipping goal by looking for more workers.
"We're ready," said Collier.
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1.beauty care 美容护理
Some beauty care products and soaps contain chemicals that make skin lighter.
2.Since then 此后
Since then he has been drawing a pension.
3.delivery services 配送服务
Have you use the delivery services before?
4.looking for 寻找
We've been looking for you.
5.It is trying to speed up product delivery times.
speed up 加速
Job losses are speeding up.
He pushed a lever that speeded up the car.
6.The goal is to deliver goods to Prime members in one day.
in one day 一日之内
I finished it in one day!
I want you to finish this piece in one day!
现在，亚马逊公司正在设法将产品更快地送到美国各地的买家手中，该公司试图加快产品的交付时间 。为实现这一目标，该公司周一宣布了一项计划，出资鼓励员工辞职并帮助他们创立公司配送亚马逊包裹 。
这份新公告是亚马逊公司一年前启动的计划的一部分 。该计划允许任何人提供一个启动独立的亚马逊配送业务 。
约翰·费尔顿（John Felton）是亚马逊公司全球配送服务的副总裁 。他说，自公司2018年6月启动该计划以来，已经创办了200多家亚马逊配送公司 。
米尔顿·科利尔（Milton Collier）负责其中一家配送公司 。大约8个月前，他在佐治亚州亚特兰大市创办了这家公司 。此后，公司发展到拥有50辆货车和120名员工 。