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May 31, 2022

Amtrak Recognized as the Best Employer for New Graduates

America’s Railroad® expanding workforce for range of jobs

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has earned a spot on Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Employer for New Graduates 2022 list at a time when the railroad is aggressively recruiting and hiring to fill thousands of jobs in areas ranging from railroad operations, information technology, finance, marketing, government affairs, and human resources.

“We are looking for people to help us deliver the passenger rail service that America needs and deserves,” Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner said. “Our mission of connecting communities has never been more important, and with our growth, we are creating thousands of new jobs to provide more service, reduce our nation’s carbon footprint and help the economy recover and flourish in the years ahead.”

“Congrats to all the amazing people at Amtrak who work hard every day to help us grow and receive this recognition,” Gardner said.

Whether candidates are just starting a career, looking for new opportunities or experienced career professionals, the goal is to attract talented people to build careers at Amtrak.

One career path at Amtrak is the company’s internship and co-op program for undergraduate and graduate students. Paid positions are available year-round, and the program identifies and engages talented individuals, inspiring career interest in passenger railroad.

Amtrak’s Rotational Programs offer recent graduates or early-career individuals the opportunity to gain cross-functional experience and exposure through challenging rotational assignments. Each rotation will equip participants with knowledge and understanding of critical business operations that will prepare them for the next step in their career.

In addition to well-paying positions and rewarding work, Amtrak offers hiring bonuses and relocation packages to fill critical positions. Amtrak is committed to fostering an environment where diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are cultivated and respected. Amtrak aims to provide career growth and satisfaction through a wide range of professional and personal advancement opportunities that empower employees to reach their full potential, and where possible, we support flexible schedules that allow for healthy work-life balance.

“At Amtrak, diversity and inclusion are a movement, not a moment,” said Qiana Spain, Amtrak Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. “It is important that people see themselves at all levels of the organization and we will continue to advance an environment to empower our people and strengthen our culture to be an organization reflective of our customers and the communities we serve.”

The Best Employers for New Graduates 2022 were identified in an independent survey taken by approximately 20,000 young professionals working for companies with at least 1,000 workers in the United States. The evaluation was focused on work-related issues and their experiences in the workplace.

Participants were asked to rate the likelihood that they would recommend their employer to family and friends. They also assessed their employers according to the following: atmosphere and development, diversity, image, salary and wage, working conditions, and workplace. Additionally, participants were asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.

Amtrak welcomes applicants to visit to join a diverse workforce of professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. Amtrak is seeking qualified dedicated professionals with demonstrated work experience and/or relevant skills to join the team.

For More Information

Kimberly Woods
Amtrak Contact
202 906.3860

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