Amazon Military and Veteran Recruiting
Amazon’s Workforce Staffing (WFS) is a division of the company that brings in new talent each year. From their website:
“With over 100,000 global hires a year, WFS supports our retail and Prime brands by sourcing, hiring, and developing the best talent to work in our fulfillment centers, sortation centers, delivery stations, shopping sites, Prime Air locations, and more.”
|Active Military, Military Spouses, Veterans
|Administration, Customer Service, Industrial and Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations, Sales
|Full-Time, Part-Time, Permanent
|Military or Veteran Focus?
|Veteran or Spouse-Owned?
|Where do they place people?
|Job board and training programs
Military & Veteran Focus
Who would the company be best for?
While there are tons of open positions all over the world, Amazon has specific initiatives to bring in veterans and military spouses. Transitioning service members who are within 180 days of transition are highly sought after by Amazon, and there is even an Amazon Military Skillbridge.
Does Amazon offer specialized service(s) to the military community?
Yes! Amazon has initiatives for transitioning service members to assist them in finding jobs before they separate. Moreover, there are opportunities for military spouses who are looking for employment with Amazon.
Does Amazon offer specialized service(s) to veterans?
Yes! Amazon is committed to hiring as many veterans as they can. They have a Veterans program for just this purpose. They’ll collect information about your service to include how long you were in, what your MOS or rating was, and how long you’ve been separated.
Then, they will help find jobs that are suitable for your experience, location, and abilities.
To take things a step further, Amazon also hosts a Student Veteran program, where they seek to capitalize on the leadership experience gained through military service.
In this program, Amazon has a number of role-based opportunities for veteran students and recent graduates. These include:
- Area Manager
- Safety Specialist
- Intern Program
Amazon also offers plenty of hourly jobs for student veterans all around the country. Most of these are at the company’s fulfillment centers and do not require a resume or college degree.
Does Amazon offer discounts to military or veterans?
No. Amazon does not charge veterans or military spouses who are applying for jobs or assistance. Therefore, there are no discounts to be had.
Is Amazon veteran owned?
No. Amazon is not a veteran-owned business.
Job Types & Locations
What areas of the country do they place people?
Amazon is a global company. As such, it maintains a global workforce. There are opportunities all over the United States and in countless other countries. Additionally, there are numerous remote opportunities, mainly in customer service, which are ideal for military spouses.
These US locations have high concentrations of job openings with Amazon:
- Seattle, Washington
- Arlington, Virginia
- New York, New York
- Austin, Texas
- Sunnyvale, California
- Herndon, Virginia
- San Francisco, California
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Dallas, Texas
- Irvine, California
- Tempe, Arizona
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Denver, Colorado
- Chicago, Illinois
- Portland, Oregon
- Jersey City, New Jersey
These international locations also have a high number of openings:
- Bengaluru, India
- London, England
- Vancouver, Canada
- Tokyo, Japan
- Toronto, Canada
- Berlin, Germany
- Dublin, Ireland
- Beijing, China
- Sydney, Australia
- Madrid, Spain
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Shanghai, China
- Paris, France
- Milan, Italy
- Barcelona, Spain
- Seoul, South Korea
- Taipei City, Taiwan
- Tel-Aviv, Israel
What kind of jobs does Amazon place people in?
- Audio/Video Production
- Business Development
- Business Intelligence
- Content Management
- Customer Service
- Data Science
- Database Administration
- Writing & Editing
- Operations Management
- Human Resources
- Loss Prevention
- IT Operations
- Project & Program Management
- Public Relations
- Real Estate
- Software Development
- Supply Chain Management
What types of jobs do they recruit for?
- Full time
- Part time
- High School Diploma/GED
- Associate’s Degree
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
What companies does Amazon work with?
Amazon partners with the following companies and organizations to facilitate veteran and military spouse initiatives:
- Hire Heroes USA
- Hiring Our Heroes
- 50 Strong
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership
- Wounded Warrior Project
Unique Services & Programs
As one of the largest companies in the world, it makes sense that Amazon should have robust outreach programs with the military community. It is impressive how the company engages with veterans and spouses by linking them in with job placement assistance and even free training in some cases.
One initiative that is making a difference in the lives of military families is the remote opportunities available to military spouses. The military spouse is one of the most underemployed demographics in the country, as it is hard for them to work, raise families, and manage the household, all while their service members defend the nation.
Most spouses are motivated to work, but the challenges they face are difficult to overcome. So, it is great to see a company like Amazon take steps to give military spouses opportunities to gain meaningful employment, which ultimately benefits the family.
Where is Amazon located?
Amazon’s headquarters is in Seattle, Washington.
Do they have offices around the country?
Yes. Amazon maintains two other regional headquarters located in Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Amazon also operates from hundreds of facilities in cities around the globe to ensure on-time fulfillment of customer orders. The company also maintains 18 Tech Hubs around North America.
You would be hard pressed to find someone who has not ordered something from or heard of Amazon. I’ve been a Prime member for as long as I can remember. And with a family my size, there are Amazon orders arriving every week.
To make all that happen, Amazon employs millions of people all over the world. Some work directly for the company, some work remotely-part time, and still others contract as Delivery Service Partners and roll around your neighborhood in branded delivery vans.
It is impressive to think that few other companies have the reach into the global neighborhood as does Amazon. Where there were cataclysmic concerns about Amazon putting smaller businesses out of business, Amazon actually works with small businesses and entrepreneurs. The company creates jobs wherever it goes.
As for the Veteran and Military Spouse initiatives, I am excited to see that the company has pledged to hire at least 25,000 new employees who are part of the military community. I love that they offer free technology training and numerous remote opportunities to help military families find and maintain employment.
As a final note, if you’re interested in working for Amazon, don’t miss their Military Recruiting Events, which are webinars that cover a myriad of opportunities for veterans and service members.
Amazon hosts a webpage called Amazon Pioneers, which highlights countless current and former employees and the contributions they made to the company. Additionally, you can read from these employees about their experiences with Amazon.