Company expanding to usher in a new era of rail
WASHINGTON – Amtrak was honored for workplace excellence, earning a spot on the Forbes 2023 list as one of America’s Best Large Employers. The achievement comes as Amtrak builds a workforce to expand service to modernize infrastructure, major stations and trains.
“Amtrak is setting in motion a new era of rail that will change the way America moves,” Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner said. “The incredible new talent joining our dynamic workforce represents one of the best teams in the transportation industry. Our employees will power our growth thanks to their dedication and passion for what we do and drive our vision to deliver more trains to more people.”
A growing workforce of more than 20,000 diverse employees includes 3,700 new hires in 2022 at a company providing train service to 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. This year, Amtrak has more than 4,000 positions available across multiple disciplines. Amtrak offers well-paying, rewarding careers and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program.
Benefits include rail pass travel privileges where employees and their eligible dependents have available free and reduced-rate rail transportation, supplemental railroad pension benefits, educational assistance including public student loan forgiveness, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and much more.
“We are actively recruiting and hiring thousands of additional people to join a challenging and rewarding environment where we lead with our values to do the right thing, put customers first and excel together,” said Qiana Spain, Amtrak Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. “We are committed to building an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we serve.”
America’s Best Large Employers 2023 were identified in an independent survey taken by approximately 45,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 workers in the United States. In total, 500 employers were recognized across 25 different industry sectors. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from respondents who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family. Their evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.
To stay up to date on career opportunities and join a diverse workforce of individuals dedicated to moving America forward, please visit the Amtrak career site at careers.Amtrak.com.