Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Amazon Launches an Initiative to Help Employees Start Their Own Package Delivery Business
Press Release

The technology giant announced that the Delivery Service Partner program will help employees “start a small business owning and operating a package delivery company.”

The company stated that the “new incentive will fund the startup costs, up to $10,000, as well as the equivalent of three months of the former employee’s last gross salary so employees-turned-business-owners can more easily get their package delivery companies off the ground.”

WestJet Gets a New Owner
Press Release

Onex Corporation has agreed to acquire the airline. As part of the deal, WestJet will operate as a privately-held corporation.

The airline announced that the all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $5 billion, including WestJet’s debt.

The company will remain headquartered in Calgary.

Mailchimp Expands its Product Offering
Company Announcement

The email marketing company announced that its expanding its business by rolling out an all-in-one Marketing platform that looks to help small businesses.

Mailchimp’s new Marketing platform looks to offer a deeply integrated app experience that ties in Signup Forms, Landing Pages, and Social Advertising alongside its core email marketing solution.