Corporate culture and policy caters to veterans
WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for its commitment to providing opportunities for America’s veterans with its inclusion in the top 100 Best for Vets Employers by Military Times.
The annual ranking highlights a corporate culture and policies that best leverage the traits and skills embodied by veterans and servicemen and women to enable them to be successful in civilian roles. Military Times invites companies to fill out its nearly 100-question survey, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings.
Approximately one in five Amtrak employees self-identify as veterans or active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. Amtrak remains focused on hiring veterans because of the valuable experiences and leadership skills they bring to America’s Railroad®.
A wide range of rewards support the professional and personal lives of Amtrak employees. Vacation and holiday time off, 401K and retirement plans and education assistance are among the many available benefits. Another benefit is the Amtrak for Veterans employee affinity group, which supports current and former military members through fellowship, mentoring and community outreach.
About 20,000 Amtrak employees provide customers a hassle-free experience on trains with wide seats, outlets and plenty of room to move around. Employees ensure customers travel in comfort and reach their destinations safely and reliably.
The Military Times recognition is one of several awards citing Amtrak as a great place for a career. Other recent recognitions include Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employers 2018 list and U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies.
Amtrak offers a more comfortable and convenient travel experience with free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room and no middle seat. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak customers for each of the past seven years. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces, and reaches 400 additional destinations via connecting bus routes. Learn more at Amtrak.com.