Amtrak Awarded Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates

WASHINGTON – For the second year in a row, Amtrak was honored on the Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates in 2023 list. The achievement comes as Amtrak builds a workforce to modernize infrastructure, major stations and trains and reach more of America. Winners were selected from a survey of 28,000 young professionals.

“We want to offer fulfilling experiences as we change how America moves,” said appointed Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Robert Grasty. “Creating thousands of new jobs to continue offering the service our customers have come to expect while advancing passenger rail, Amtrak is investing in railroad professionals as new graduates launch their careers.”

Participants were asked to rate employers in their respective industry and if they would recommend their employer to family and friends. They also assessed employers according to atmosphere, diversity, image, salary and working conditions.

Amtrak’s goal is to develop the next generation of talent. This includes programs for paid internships and co-ops for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as Apprenticeship Programs for those looking for entry-level learning opportunities. Amtrak also offers scholarships to students in trade, vocational and degree programs.

With a growing workforce of more than 20,000 employees, Amtrak has over 4,000 positions to support rebuilding rail infrastructure, improving current rail service and future growth. Amtrak’s move to the future also includes acquiring new trains, station upgrades and accessibility improvements, major infrastructure projects and improved track capacity along the Northeast Corridor.

To stay up to date on career opportunities and upcoming hiring events, please visit the Amtrak career site at

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