Posts Tagged: Amtrak Employees

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Howard, an Amtrak Conductor, has never been to the West Coast but he has the trip all planned out. “If I could go anywhere by train, I always tell people this, I would love to go up to Chicago over to Seattle then down to Los Angeles.” Howard, a former high school science teacher, is one of Amtrak’s more than ...

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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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'They Genuinely Love Their Job'

'They Genuinely Love Their Job'

Meet three of Amtrak’s more than 20,000 employees across the country: Zenon, Dave and John, who all work out of Chicago’s Union Station. “Amtrak employees genuinely love helping people,” Dave says, “and they genuinely love their job. I just happen to be one of them.” Dave, or “Smiley” as he’s known to his colleagues, has worked his way up the ...

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Dave's Unforgettable Amtrak Experience

Dave's Unforgettable Amtrak Experience

Today Dave is celebrating his four-year anniversary at Amtrak with a trip down memory lane, specifically a water-soaked lane. Dave is a Fire and Life Safety Supervisor at New York Penn Station, which means he’s in charge of the safe movement of the more than 650,000 passengers who pass through the station every day. When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast U.S. ...

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Riding the Cascades to Canada

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The third video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube offers some awesome water views between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and introduces viewers to Ana, a superstar from the Cascades Bistro Car. Our Amtrak Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple ...

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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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