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#AmtrakVets Debuts on West Coast Today!

#AmtrakVets Debuts on West Coast Today!

Today our #AmtrakVets initiative is making its West Coast debut at a hiring event at Los Angeles Union Station. The event is part of a multi-year corporate commitment to ensure 25 percent of our new hires are veterans by 2015! “The leadership, reliability and high-tech skills veterans bring to the job are a great resource to the operation of America’s Railroad,” says Amtrak ...

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Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

At 3:00 p.m., local time, engineers will sound the horns of locomotives throughout the Amtrak system in honor of the National Moment of Remembrance. As we help thousands of customers reach friends and family this holiday weekend, Amtrak invites you to join us in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of America's armed forces. Today Amtrak proudly employs returning service ...

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Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

This year we launched our brand new blog! And special thanks goes to you, our customer! You've made reporting on Amtrak and our more than 500 destinations and 31.6 million customers an awesome adventure. As we wind down the year, here are the blog's 10 most popular stories from 2013. 10. We’ve Got a Big Announcement We had big news to share with ...

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We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!

Today we're excited to announce that we're making a corporate commitment to ensure 25 percent of our new hires are veterans by 2015! “I’m honored and proud to add more of our country’s service men and women to the Amtrak team,” says Amtrak president and CEO Joe Boardman, who is a Vietnam veteran. That means that over the next year we ...

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Air Force Vet Puts Skills to Work as Conductor

Air Force Vet Puts Skills to Work as Conductor

He’s a “die-hard Celtics and Red Socks fan” who’s spent time in South Korea and even traveled by train (from Florida!) to interview for a conductor job in Washington, D.C. There are a lot of unique things about Corey, but what really made him stand out to Amtrak recruiters were his three years in the Air Force.

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Passenger to Professional, Vet Finds Amtrak

Passenger to Professional, Vet Finds Amtrak

Once an Amtrak customer, LaToya is now a utility worker for the company in Washington, D.C. But it’s not her time riding the rails that earned her the job, it was her military experience. “The leadership aspect is definitely transferable,” LaToya says of skills from her four years with the Air National Guard that are also helpful at Amtrak, “Just ...

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Navy Veteran Spots Bright Future at Amtrak

Navy Veteran Spots Bright Future at Amtrak

“I really viewed it as getting my foot in the door,” says Damien of joining Amtrak as a foreman in November 2012. “After doing some research, it seemed like Amtrak was a good company to be part of. So I wanted to get involved.” Damien, a Navy veteran from New Jersey, works at Amtrak’s Ivy City Maintenance Facility on the ...

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Army Reserves Vet Fit to be Hired

Army Reserves Vet Fit to be Hired

After three years in the Army Reserves, Natoya knew she could never return to a desk job. “After I came back from basic training I was physically fit,” she says. “I was in the best shape of my life.” So when an Amtrak recruiter found Natoya’s resume on CareerBuilder.com and asked her to apply online to be an officer in ...

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We’ve Got a Big Announcement!

At Amtrak, we pride ourselves on being America's Railroad, and we're ready to take that commitment one step further. We have big news to share with our more than 31 million customers across the country! Watch this video, look for clues and stay tuned to our social media channels for the grand reveal later this week! #AmtrakVets Roger that? Read ...

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