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Amazon joins the on-demand economy, using independent contractors for deliveries

John Ribeiro | Oct. 1, 2015
The company's new Amazon Flex delivery program is built around independent workers.

Amazon does not appear to be worried about the classification issue. The program's  "participants desire to be their own boss and to have a flexible schedule while earning up to $25 per hour or more as an independent service provider," Cheeseman wrote. "For those who want something more traditional, we are hiring thousands and thousands of people across the company in full-time roles."

 

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