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Amazon Launches 30-Hour-Week Programme For Employees

Published on Aug 30 2016 11:25 AM in Retail tagged: Amazon / Trending Post / US Retail / Employment / Working initiative

Amazon Launches 30-Hour-Week Programme For Employees

Amazon.com is set to launch a new time schedule for its workers, as reported by The Washington Post.

Technical teams will be made up of employees only working a 30-hour week. These staff members will receive the same benefits as full-time employees, but will only receive 75% of the pay that their full-time colleagues earn.

The newspaper states that although Amazon currently employs part-time workers, this new initiative will be different, in that a whole team, including managers, will work 30 hours a week.

‘We want to create a work environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth,’ states a posting by the company on Eventbrite.com, for an informational seminar.

‘This initiative was created with Amazon's diverse workforce in mind, and the realisation that the traditional full-time schedule may not be a one-size-fits-all model.’

According to The Washington Post, the initial programme will start off small, with just a few dozen people taking on the part-time roles, with an option to move to full-time if they wish.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aoife Lawless. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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