At Amazon, we employ over 10,000 veterans and military spouses – in roles ranging from our fulfillment center associates to executives in our corporate offices. In May 2016, we pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2021, and to train 10,000 more in cloud computing skills through AWS Educate.
Our military recruiting teams are building programs across the company – from our AWS Apprenticeship program for transitioning military members and veterans to our Military Leaders Program for emerging Operations leaders. We’re excited to continue creating new pipelines of talent for our military community.
Our Amazon Warriors affinity group is made up of Amazonians who have served in their respective country’s military forces, those who are still serving, and Amazon employees who support them. The group’s mission is to provide its members a professional network and a means to organize community outreach programs, to aid veterans during their transition into the Amazon workforce, and to be a resource for recruiting top military talent.
Amazon has been named a top military employer by G.I. Jobs magazine—for both veterans and military spouses.
In 2014 alone, Amazon hired more than 2,600 military veterans many of whom have found careers in our fulfillment network.
Crystal Ashley is the wife of a veteran, and has spent her time at Amazon working to strengthen Amazon’s military, veteran and military spouse recruiting efforts. Read her story.