Amazon Is Paying Employees $10K To Quit — And Open Delivery Businesses

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Amazon Is Paying Employees $10K To Quit — And Open Delivery Businesses
The retail giant is offering an exit bonus, three months' salary and training to employees who agree to start businesses shipping Amazon products.
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Amazon is offering its employees $10,000 each ... to leave. 

The retail giant is offering that cash as seed money to eligible workers willing to quit and start a business delivering Amazon stuff.

The company created the incentives to speed up delivery for its massive global inventory.

In particular, it hopes to cut shipping time for Amazon Prime members from two days to one. So it's encouraging employees to open their own companies — with lease options for delivery vans sporting Amazon's smiling logo.

It'll also provide training and three months' salary to anyone willing to take it up on the offer.

Amazon says 200 partner businesses have been created under the program since last June, including an Atlanta start-up that has 120 employees and 50 delivery vans.

Early last year, Amazon trimmed its workforce with a different incentive: It offered unhappy workers up to $5,000 each just to leave, no strings attached.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.