Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is trying a 30 hour workweek. According to The Washington Post, a newspaper Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos owns, the online retailer and technology company will introduce a 30 hour work week for technical teams. The teams will entirely be built entirely on the reduced scheduled basis, including the managers.
The team members will, of course, receive the same benefits as regular full time employees and 75% of a 40 hour per week workers salary.
The goal, according to Amazon is “to create a work environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth.”
Amazon is not planning to make this an official company policy, but is hoping that more and more companies will do something similar. One of the baggiest concerns of the job market is automation of the workforce, and it is expected to become worth. A shorter work week can provide an opportunity to provide work for more people.