Update: Amazon and California Strike a Deal on Tax
Read more Amazon and California in Deal on Tax / LA Times
Over 10,000 jobs lost in California, based upon Governor Jerry Browns budget.
Governor Jerry Brown nailed one of the largest online job providers to the wall. Online affiliates in California, get essentially laid off from years of dedicated online work.
“Unfortunately, the budget signed by Governor Brown compelled us to terminate the Associates Program for California-based participants effective June 29, 2011. California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM, or SmallParts.com. All qualifying advertising fees earned before the effective date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.
If you relocate to another state in the near future please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program:
We’ve enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. As mentioned before, we are continuing to work on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites, and we’ll be sure to contact you if other options become available.
If you’d like to contact State officials about this legislation, we recommend coordinating those efforts with the Performance Marketing Association, an industry trade group. You can find them at: http://www.performancemarketingassociation.com
or you can e-mail them at email@example.com
More Job Losses to Californians, from another huge Internet retailer, Overstock.com, said that it is ending “the services of its California-based Internet advertising affiliates.”