Monday, November 14, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: to Hire Thousands of Veterans for Jobs in its Fulfillment Network

Amazon Voted #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine  today announced that it is seeking military veterans to fill the tens of thousands of permanent and temporary positions in its nationwide fulfillment network. Amazon has long supported military veterans as an employer and was today named the #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine.

“Thousands of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan this year, and we’re proud to offer opportunities for them to join the hundreds of veterans already working in the Amazon fulfillment network,” said Dave Clark, vice president of Amazon’s North American Operations. “This year, Amazon was named the #1 Top Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs and the Most Valuable Employer for Military by”

Amazon provides a dedicated military talent program to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce and find job opportunities within the company. Amazon’s team of military recruiters, made up of veterans from all branches of the armed forces, works with each veteran to translate their skills to job opportunities within the company. In addition, Amazon offers an internal network of military veterans to provide mentoring and support as new veterans transition into the company.

“It was difficult to translate the skills and experiences I cultivated in the military into a language that made sense to civilian employers,” said Justin Fishburn, area manager in Amazon’s Phoenix fulfillment center and former U.S. Marine Corps captain. “Amazon’s military recruiters understood and valued my background as a military leader - it’s an organization that champions veterans and understands the value that we bring to the table.”

Job opportunities in the Amazon fulfillment network include management positions in operations management, safety and corporate operations and hourly roles in picking, packing and shipping/receiving.  Amazon also has work from home jobs if you live in certain states.

“Median pay inside our fulfillment centers is 30% higher than that of people who work in traditional retail stores – and this doesn’t even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of nine percent to base pay annually,” said Clark.

To learn more about Amazon and its military recruiting, please visit


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