Transitioning and Active Service Members
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We're pioneering programs to onboard many types of Veterans. They're just in their infancy, so check back for updates.
Adapt: A recruiting initiative for wounded, injured and ill military service members to provide career opportunities for the special group of Americans who gave so much in service to our nation. Adapt focuses on overcoming skill gaps due to medical-focused retirements through advocacy, training, fellowships, and reasonable accommodation. Strategic partnerships for the Adapt program are Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition, Air Force/Army/Marine Corps/Navy Wounded Warrior program offices and the USO. Learn more here.
MLP: The Amazon Military Leaders program is for innovative, talented and experienced leaders seeking to become highly influential senior leaders and executives in critical business areas in locations all over the world. If you pushed yourself by volunteering for the most challenging and elite assignments and training during your time in uniform, Amazon is your fit. Join us as we continue to make history. Learn more here.
Transitioning: Learn more here about which transition program could work for you.
Apprenticeship: Participate in an IT apprenticeship to learn and develop skills in high demand technology roles. Formal training followed by paid On the Job cloud technology training at Amazon. https://apprenticareers.org/
AWS Educate Four training pathways: Software Development, Solution Architect, Big Data/Data Engineer and Operations/Technical Customer Support.
Camo2Commerce Free to transitioning service members, these classes serve as direct pipelines into high demand roles at Amazon. Twelve to 16 week training courses for both Data Center Technician and Cloud Support Associate roles.
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Management training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. Active duty service members are matched with Amazon based on their skills and preferences for a 12 week internship program.
National Guard or Reservists Called to Active Duty
Upon completion of military leave, Amazon will make reasonable efforts to reinstate qualified associates to the position they would have held had their employment not been interrupted by military service. To be eligible to return to work, the associate must (1) give notice prior to taking military leave of their intent to return to work; (2) must not have been released from service under dishonorable or other punitive conditions; and (3) apply for reemployment (for leaves longer than 30 days) and report to work in a timely manner.
Regular full-time and regular part-time associates who are members of the Armed Forces Reserves or National Guard who are ordered to annual active duty training are eligible for a leave of absence and military differential pay up to a full year. Regular full-time and part-time associates who are called into temporary special duty, enlist, or are drafted are also eligible for an unpaid leave of absence.
If your military compensation for annual active duty training is less than your regular base salary or wages, you will receive compensation for the difference. Military differential pay can cover multiple weekend trainings over the course of the military fiscal year if working weekends is part of your regular work schedule.
Extended Medical Coverage
For military leaves of absence that do not exceed 31 days, associates will continue to receive health benefits (medical, dental and vision insurance) by paying their usual share of premium contributions. For military leaves that exceed 31 days, associates will continue to receive coverage until the end of the month following the first 31 days of their leave of absence. Beyond this, associates will be given the option to continue health insurance coverage for up to 24 months by paying the full cost of premiums through COBRA.
Check out these sites to see what you can do at Amazon.
- Amazon Flex Deliver for Amazon, be your own boss, set your own schedule, and have more time to pursue your goals and dreams.
- Virtual Customer Service Make someone’s day, every day, from the comfort of your home. Apply here.
- Fulfillment There might be a Fulfillment Center near your base. Find all of our hourly associate positions here, and see some of our fulfillment management roles below.
- Apprenticeships in Amazon Web Services.
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