Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has pledged to hire over 100,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2024. The company currently employs over 40,000 veterans and military spouses in numerous businesses from Amazon Web Services, Operations, Alexa and Sustainability as they all receive a starting wage of a minimum of at least USD 15 per house with access to benefits. “Amazon is focused on recruiting and developing military talent with training programs specifically designed to help veterans transition into roles in the private sector,” said John Quintas, Amazon’s director of global military affairs. “We value the unique skills and experience that the military community brings—and our new hiring commitment will expand the impact that military members currently have on every single business across the company.”
“Amazon recognizes the diverse backgrounds and experiences veterans and military spouses bring and how they strengthen the workforce,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Through their commitment to provide upskilling and employment opportunities in high demand careers, Amazon is equalizing opportunity for veterans and military spouses.”
Amazon jobs pay a starting wage of USD 15 per hour, regular full-time employees have health insurance from the first day on the job with a 401(k) plan with a company match.
Amazon has over 35,000 positions open in the United States.