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The Amazon warehouse in San Fernando de Henares is seen during a 3-day walkout to demand better wages and working conditions, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. VOA

In an attempt to help its US-based employees quit their jobs and establish their own businesses, Amazon has announced to fund employees with up to $10,000 for their delivery start-ups along with three months of existing salaries.

In June 2018, the company announced that it is encouraging its employees to apply to start their own small businesses, delivering Prime packages in Amazon-branded vans and uniforms.


The company said that although thousands of employees expressed interest in the programme, most of them said they could not afford the start-up money they needed to get the businesses off the ground.


Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

“We received overwhelming interest from tens of thousands of individuals who applied to be part of the ‘Delivery Service Partner’ programme, including many employees. We’ve heard from associates that they want to participate in the programme but struggled with the transition,” CNN quoted Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of worldwide operations at Amazon, as saying on Monday.

According to the company, ever since it started the delivery service, there have been more than 200 independent contractors who signed up to handle the deliveries. Between them, they have hired thousands of local drivers to deliver the packages.

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The e-commerce giant recently announced implementing its one-day Prime delivery decision, which was traditionally a two-day window. In 2019, the company plans to add hundreds more delivery contractors, including the former employees who take up the offer, the report added.

Amazon has been trying to gear up an independent delivery service to handle packages now going to companies like FedEx as well as the Postal Service. (IANS)


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'Vikram Vedha' is a Hindi remake of the runaway Tamil hit of the same name which was released in 2017.

It's been over two years since Hrithik Roshan appeared on celluloid. Fans have been waiting to witness his next performance on the silver screen and it seems like their wishes will be soon granted. Earlier, Hrithik had made an announcement about getting back to shooting schedule for the upcoming film 'Vikram Vedha'. And now, it's learnt that the actor has recently wrapped the first ever action sequence from the film.

The news came out when a few stuntmen from the film's set shared pictures of the sequence wrap. The stunt sequences seem to be quite crazy as suggested by the stuntmen. Talking about the same, a stuntman posted on his instagram as he wrote, "Wrapped up the first action sequence of Vikram Vedha. A big 'Thank you' to @parvez.shaikhh sir for this opportunity. Wouldn't have been possible without you ?? @hrithikroshan."

Another stuntman posted, "First craziest action sequence have done (sic).!! Cheer's To @hrithikroshan @parvez.shaikhh @stuntindia1 and all the stunt boys.!!"

'Vikram Vedha' is a Hindi remake of the runaway Tamil hit of the same name which was released in 2017. While the original action thriller starred R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi, the Hindi version will see Hrithik Roshan squaring off against Saif Ali Khan. (IANS/ MBI)


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