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 jeweyy彩票lry and electronics to health and beauty care products.

Now, Amazon is looking for ways to ship its products faster to buyers across the United Stateyy彩票s. 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 yy彩票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.
约翰·费尔顿(John Felton)是亚马逊公司全球派送服务的副总裁。他说,自公司2018年6月启动该计划以来,已经创建了200多家亚马逊派送公司。

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.
米尔顿·科利尔(Milton Collier)负责其中一家派送公司。大约8个月前,他在佐治亚州亚特兰大市开办了这这家公司。自此之后,它已经发展到拥有50辆车和120名员工。

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

"We're ready," said Collier.

I'm John Russell.