Amtrak Recognized as a Top Employer

March 23, 2016

Kimberly Woods

Amtrak Contact

202 906.3860

Dedicated and committed workforce fulfills national mission

WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot in Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employers 2016. More than 20,000 Amtrak employees nationwide give customers a safe and reliable travel experience that delivers on a shared vision of moving America where it wants to go.

America’s Railroad® is on the list for the second year in a row and is among 500 employers across 25 industries where the workers feel right at home at the office and like their jobs enough to tell others.

Listed under the transportation & logistics category, Amtrak was chosen based on Forbes’ independent survey of 30,000 workers throughout the U.S. to see which companies were the best.

“Amtrak is a remarkable story because of the people who continuously make the railroad the smarter way to travel,” Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said. “We want employees to find a safe workplace, be challenged, and rewarded with competitive pay and benefits in a performance-oriented culture.”

The nation’s intercity rail provider operates more than 300 trains each day and reaches more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. Employees enable a national network of long-distance, corridor and high-speed rail, connecting communities, regions and various modes of transportation all across the country. This recognition as a top employer highlights a work environment where everyone adds value and contributes to the business of delivering the company’s mission and strategic goals to provide rail service with superior safety, customer service and financial excellence.

Amtrak welcomes applicants to to join a diverse workforce of professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. We seek qualified, and dedicated professionals to join #TeamAmtrak.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at, Like us on and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.