Amazon is on track in keeping with its pledge to hire 25,000 veterans and their spouses by 2021, as the company now reaches over 17,500 veteran employees with plans to hire over 10,000 more within the next four years.
According to Amazon, the veterans now employed with the company nationwide are filling roles from working on the front lines of the company’s operations network to more technical roles in Amazon’s Web Services.
“We’re very proud of the remarkable military talent we’ve hired at Amazon – more than 17,500 leaders who are inventing for customers every day across the company,” Amazon’s senior vice president of HR Beth Galetti said in a press release. “Our military recruiting teams have created hiring programs that place veterans and military spouses into roles that fit their unique backgrounds and provide the flexibility and skills training necessary to create long-term career paths at Amazon.”
Amazon, which initiated its pledge in May 2016, has since launched military hiring programs such as the company’s Military Leaders Program. That gives mid-career veterans placement in fast-track operations leadership roles.
“We’re still early in our efforts, and will keep expanding our pipeline of military talent in the years to come with more than 10,000 additional roles by 2021," Galetti said in the press release.