by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
A few lucky Amazon.com employees will soon get to have what so many workers only dream of: a shorter work week. 
The company is getting ready to launch a program that will have a few technical teams made up of employees who work just 30 hours a week, yet they will be salaried and will receive the same benefits as traditional 40-hour workers. Employees on the part-time team will make about 75% of what full-time Amazon workers make.
The Affordable Care Act requires companies to offer benefits to employees working more than 29 hours a week.
Currently, both part-time and full-time Amazon employees receive the same benefits. However, the pilot program would differ in that an entire team, including managers, would work fewer hours. 
In an Amazon posting on Eventbrite.com for an informational seminar, the company said:
“We want to create a work environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth. 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.”
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