Amazon recently announced that they are pledging to hire over 100,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2024. This is in addition to the commitment that they made to military families after pledging to hire 25,000 by 2021.
Over 40,000 veterans and military spouses currently work at Amazon across multiple businesses like Sustainability, Alexa, Amazon Web Services, and Operations. All regular full-time employees receive at least $15/hour and access to programs that help them train for higher-paying jobs in robotics, cloud computing, and other in-demand fields.
“Amazon is focused on recruiting and developing military talent with training programs specifically designed to help veterans transition into roles in the private sector,” said John Quintas, Amazon’s director of global military affairs. “We value the unique skills and experience that the military community brings—and our new hiring commitment will expand the impact that military members currently have on every single business across the company.”
There are 1,420 jobs available in Bellevue, open to veterans, military spouses, and others. There are over 35,000 positions open in the U.S. For jobs that are based out of Bellevue, visit their website.
In early July, Amazon announced that they are launching a new commuter benefit for their corporate employees in the U.S. to encourage green mobility. This implementation will take place in Bellevue, Washington, Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee. Employees who bike to work will receive a subsidy to cover associated costs, which can be up to $400.
Amazon has been expanding their presence in Bellevue over the past few years. They most recently signed a lease at Artise, Schnitzer West’s new development on 106th Avenue Northeast, and their office tower, Bellevue 600, received approval of their Master Development Plan and Design Review. They also signed a long-term lease for a two-tower development, and are leasing space in Tower 333.