亚马逊出资鼓励员工辞职创业
2019-05-14 15:39:00


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.(1)
总部位于美国的亚马逊公司通常被称为科技公司,但是很多人熟悉这家公司是因为它在互联网上销售的产品。

Amazon's website offers everything from jewelry and electronics to health and beauty care products.(2)
亚马逊公司的网站提供从珠宝、电子产品到健康和美容护理等各类产品。

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.(3)
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。

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.(4)
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。

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.(5)
该提议公布之时,正值亚马逊公司试图降低Prime会员的配送时间,他们的目标是在一天内将商品交付给Prime会员。

Amazon says it will pay up to $10,000 in costs for employees who are accepted into the new delivery program.(6)
亚马逊公司表示,将向接受新配送计划的员工支付高达1万美元的费用。

Once accepted, Amazon says it will pay the former employees what amounts to three months of their former wages.(7)
亚马逊公司表示,一旦接受该计划,公司将向离职员工支付相当于他们此前三个月工资。

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.(8)
该提议对大多数兼职和全职员工开放,包括那些在仓库以及其它产品存放地点工作的员工。

The company, based in Seattle, Washington, did not say how many employees it expects to take them up on the offer.(9)
这家总部位于华盛顿州西雅图的公司并没有透露预计有多少员工会接受这项提议。

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.(10)
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。

John Felton is Amazon's vice president of global delivery services.(11)
约翰·费尔顿(John Felton)是亚马逊公司全球配送服务的副总裁。

He said that more than 200 Amazon delivery businesses have been created since the company launched the program in June of 2018.(12)
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。

Milton Collier heads one of the delivery services. He started the business in Atlanta, Georgia about eight months ago.(13)
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。

Since then, it has grown to include 50 vehicles and about 120 employees.(14)
此后,公司发展到拥有50辆货车和120名员工。

Collier says his business is already preparing for the one-day shipping goal by looking for more workers.(15)
科利尔说,他的公司已经准备好通过招聘更多员工实现“一日达”目标。

"We're ready," said Collier.(16)
科利尔表示:“我们已准备就绪。”

I'm John Russell.(17)
约翰·罗塞尔为您播报。


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