Hire Heroes Employer of the Year: Amazon

In partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Hire Heroes USA is proud to recognize the 2020 Employer of the Year: Amazon. The selection process for this year’s honor took into account each employer’s involvement within the military community, as well as their track record of actively interviewing and hiring veterans and military spouses. Since day one of our partnership, Amazon has made a significant impact on the lives of veterans and military spouses through their unwavering commitment. 

2020 brought some of the most precarious situations, many of which were unprecedented for our country. Amazon acted quickly and purposefully, establishing a series of webinars to provide strategic guidance on “full-cycle career hunting” with Amazon. Topics included resume best-practices, interview tips and many heartfelt testimonials from the military community at Amazon. These webinars were made available to transitioning military members, veterans and their spouses and facilitated opportunities in Operations, Robotics and Information Technology. Amazon’s military and military spouses virtual hiring initiatives rose far above entry-level opportunities and yielded over 5,000 registrants across a six month series. Month after month, Amazon’s webinars broke organizational records for attendance and empowered thousands of veterans and military spouses to successfully navigate their career search. 

Amazon didn’t stop at webinars – the Amazon Military Affairs team diversified and reimagined recruitment tactics to reach candidates through creative advertisements, targeted messaging and direct talent pipelining. Throughout 2020, approximately 1,244 Hire Heroes USA clients were sent directly to Amazon and Amazon Web Services recruiters for mid-level management roles and 43 of those individuals were hired for positions with compensation ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 with full relocation benefits. In total, nearly 400 Hire Heroes USA clients were hired by Amazon into roles across the organization from Operations Management to Software Engineering, Human Resource Management, Project Coordination and more. 

Hire Heroes USA is grateful for our continued partnership with Amazon and we look forward to assisting more veterans and military spouses in their search for fulfilling careers in 2021.