Amazon tries out 30-hour workweek, managers included

But is pilot just an employer-friendly initiative?
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/18/2016

Once again making waves, Amazon recently revealed it will be experimenting with a 30-hour workweek for a select group of employees in the United States. The program will see technical teams made up entirely of part-time workers. They will be salaried and receive the same benefits as traditional 40-hour workers but be given 75 per cent of full-time pay.

“We want to create a work environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth,” said a posting by the company on Eventbrite.com, according to the Washington Post.

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