Amazon Now Employs More Than 17,500 Veterans and Military Spouses with Plans to Hire 10,000 More

03:39 11/11/2017

Amazon AMZN  announced it now employs more than 17,500 veterans and military spouses across the United States, and plans to hire over 10,000 more by 2021.

These full- and part-time roles are spread across the company, from the front-lines of Amazon’s operations network to technical roles in Amazon Web Services. These jobs come with comprehensive benefits including life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance, with premiums paid in full by Amazon.

“We’re very proud of the remarkable military talent we’ve hired at Amazon – more than 17,500 leaders who are inventing for customers every day across the company,” said Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senior vice president of HR.

“Our military recruiting teams have created hiring programs that place veterans and military spouses into roles that fit their unique backgrounds and provide the flexibility and skills training necessary to create long-term career paths at Amazon. We’re still early in our efforts, and will keep expanding our pipeline of military talent in the years to come with more than 10,000 additional roles by 2021,” Galetti added.

Amazon wants to increase its significant hiring commitments by creating roles that fit with military lifestyles. They provide unique training programs for veterans and military spouses that meet the needs of their different lives.

In May 2016, Amazon pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 20201, and estimates may exceed those initial expectations.

Amazon invented the program to attract the best talent regardless of location, and it’s particularly popular among military spouses who are often located near military bases or are required to frequently transfer to different locations, as well as wounded, injured or ill military veterans who work from home.

“We know that civilian employment remains one of the most important transition issues that impacts veterans and military families,” said Colonel Matthew Amidon, Director of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative.

Colonel Amidon continued, “The Bush Institute is pleased to join Amazon in their tremendous efforts as we all work to ensure access to the meaningful careers that leverage the incredible leadership talent within our armed forces.”

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