TECHNOLOGY – APRIL 11, 2014 3:02AM
Amazon has moved to hire thousands of additional workers at its warehouses across the U.S.
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In his annual letter to shareholders (publicly released on April 10), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a program called “Pay to Quit” in which the company offers to pay its warehouse staff up to $5,000 to quit their job. “We hope they don’t take the offer,” Bezos claimed.
“Once a year, we offer to pay our associates to quit… Why do we make this offer? The goal is to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want. In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don’t want to be isn’t healthy for the employee or the company.”JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON CEO