“We’re proud to be able to offer military men and women with not only jobs, but true potential careers in jobs that are a great fit with the skills they’ve acquired while serving our country,” Hamberger said.
“Veterans are unequaled examples of commitment, reliability, and leadership. That combination makes them ideal candidates for railroad employment, and the short line industry is proud to be a part of this veteran recruitment program,” said American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President and retired Army Lt. General Richard F. Timmons.
The nation’s commuter railroads are honored to join forces and hire veterans, thus benefitting from their valued leadership, technical, and teamwork skills,” said Michael P. Melaniphy, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association.
Amtrak noted that it currently employs more than 1,500 military veterans and is a member of the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces program, recruiting at numerous military job fairs across the country. Since January 2012, more than 14% of Amtrak new hires have been veterans.