Amazon to emulate parts of Uber’s model


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Amazon’s one-hour Prime Now service will employ people using their own cars to deliver packages.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Amazon’s one-hour Prime Now service will employ people using their own cars to deliver packages.

In order to offer the speedy deliveries Amazon will pay drivers $18- to $25-an hour via its new Amazon Flex program. Drivers have to be at least 21 and pass a criminal background check and motor vehicle records review.

People in Seattle can sign up now. The program is expected to roll out to other cities.

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