Posts Tagged: #AmtrakVets

Amtrak Salutes America’s Veterans

In a continued effort to support the nation’s service men and women, Amtrak has set a goal of ensuring 25 percent of its new hires are veterans by 2015.  If you're interested in learning more about careers at Amtrak and how skills from the armed forces transfer to the railroad, go to jobs.amtrak.com!

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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 CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

I was recently asked by Google to join its #WorkResolutions campaign for the New Year. The tech giant is challenging people everywhere to improve the way they work. Immediately I knew the work resolution I would be following in 2014.

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CEO to Vets: ‘Have Faith in Yourself’

CEO to Vets: ‘Have Faith in Yourself’

Did you know that Amtrak's CEO Joe Boardman joined the military at just 17 years old? That leap of faith shaped his career, his personal courage and now the company he heads, which has made a commitment to have 25 percent of its new hires be veterans by 2015. In a new radio interview with the Armed Forces Network, Vietnam ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! The winner of this week's Photo of the Week is Bear, who snapped this heartwarming pic when his grandmother visited him by train! Grandma's trip from Dallas to San Diego was a family effort with help coming from Bear's cousin, sister and aunt. After her long-distance ride on the Texas ...

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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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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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Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Meet, Will. He’s the Electrical Construction Supervisor for New York Penn Station. He’s got one of those jobs you probably never think about. While more than 9 million Amtrak customers are passing through our busiest station, Will is maintaining its 100-year-old infrastructure and making sure that you don’t see any interrupted service or power outages during your trips in and out of New York ...

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