Amazon announces plan to hire 100,000 military veterans and spouses by 2024
Amazon has a great opportunity for U.S. military veterans and spouses seeking their next career challenge.
After exceeding their plans to hire 25,000 veterans and spouses by 2021, company officials recently announced a stunning pledge to bring on 100,000 vets and spouses by 2024.
The 100,000-pledge includes a goal of hiring 16,000 military spouses, as Amazon seeks to offer veterans and spouses alike ample opportunity to find a career aligned with their interests and skillsets.
Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Eric Eversole, spoke highly of the company’s goal and commitment to impacting the lives of veterans and their families:
“Amazon recognizes the diverse backgrounds and experiences veterans, and military spouses bring and how they strengthen the workforce. Through their commitment to provide upskilling and employment opportunities in high demand careers, Amazon is equalizing opportunity for veterans and military spouses,” said Eversole.
Amazon currently employs more than 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses, including Operations, Sustainability, Alexa, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). All regular full-time employees receive competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, as well as access to company-funded skills training in high-demand areas. These training initiatives include AWS re/Start, Amazon Technical Apprenticeship Program, Career Choice, and Amazon Technical Academy.
In addition to skills training, veterans and military spouses working at Amazon have access to fellowships, mentorships, military spouse support, and deployment benefits. They also have the Warriors@Amazon affinity group, a community with more than 10,000 former service members, spouses, and allies across the company.
“Amazon is focused on recruiting and developing military talent with programs specifically designed to help veterans transition into roles in the private sector,” said John Quintas, Amazon’s Director of Global Military Affairs. “We value the unique skills and experience that the military community brings — and our new hiring commitment will expand the impact that military members currently have on every single business across the company.
With over 35,000 open positions in the U.S., learn more about Amazon career opportunities for military veterans and spouses by visiting Amazon.jobs.
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