Its backers argue that Seattle’s biggest business should contribute to easing a shortage of low-cost housing they helped to create through an over heated realestate market that left many working poor and middle class families unable to afford to live in the city.

Opponents have branded the measure a tax on jobs that would spark an economic backlash. Corporate reaction to the election out come was muted. The business community stands to ready work with the new Seattle the city council the PAC’s director Markham McIntyre said a statement on Friday . How our local government chooses to partner or Create division matters .

On Wednesday before the out come was known, Amazon said that was pleased with the direction of the election and looked forward to working with new city council, which we believe will be considerably more open to constructive dialogue.

Amazon has since not responded to further requests for comment.
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Amazon partners with kudumbasree to empower women entrepreneurs

Amazon India signed an MoU with kudumbasree, a poverty eradication and women empowerment program implemented by the state. Poverty Eradication Mission of Kerala Government for its pioneering programs.

Through this partnership, amazon India will support, Train and empower the women entrepreneurs associated with the organisation and provide a marketplace for them showcase their products to Amazon costumers across the country,a press release said.

Kudumbasree is one of the largest women empowerment programs in the world with more than 1000 community development societies and reaching more than four million women across 14 district in Kerala.

The Saheli team will train and support women entrepreneurs associated with kudumbasree and provide them a slew of benefits to enable them to selling online at zero initial cost. They will provide seamless on – boarding assistants, imaging and cateloging, product listing, subsidized referral fee and account management, the release said.

It is also considered as one of the largest women empowerment project in India.

By supporting women weavers and hanti-craft experts , this association will change the socioeconomic life of women in India. Both in rural and urban ereas of the state .S Hari Kishore, executive director kudumbasree said.

The training workshop comprise the sessions on listing of products, imaging, and cataloguing, packaging and shipping , inventory and account management and costomer servicing.

Amazon Saheli works with 17 partners with the reach of 100000 women entrepreneurs.

Currently the Saheli program includes women entrepreneurs like house wives , domestic helpers, artisats etc. With 1000of products across 13catogories like apparel, jewelry and groceries.