LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Amazon launched a new program Thursday to help small-business owners start their own company delivering Amazon Packages.

“We're really excited about introducing this new program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs build their own business delivering for Amazon,” Amazon’s director of Worldwide Last Mile Udit Madan said in an interview with WDRB News.

Amazon estimates it will cost $10,000 to start a business operating 40 vehicles, with an earning potential of up to $300,000 in profit each year.

The retail giant has committed $1 million toward funding startup costs for military veterans, offering $10,000 reimbursements for qualified candidates to build their own businesses.

Over the next several years, Amazon hopes to help create hundreds of small businesses nationwide, ultimately creating thousands of jobs.

Amazon will provide each entrepreneur with hands-on training programs, Amazon delivery technology, uniforms, and discounts on vehicle leases for drivers and insurance.

This Amazon Delivery Service Partner program is in response to the company's high demand for package handlers.

The program launched on June 28. For more information on how to get started, click here.

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