Information published on 14 April 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 444.

United States: Amtrak recognised as a top employer

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Workforce fulfilling national mission, providing value to the nation

Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot in Forbes magazine’s first-ever America’s Best Employers 2015. More than 20,000 Amtrak employees nationwide give passengers a safe and reliable travel experience that delivers on a shared vision of moving America where it wants to go.

America’s Railroad® is on the list of 500 employers across 25 industries where the workers like their jobs enough to tell others. Listed under the transportation & logistics category, Amtrak was chosen based on Forbes’ independent survey of 20,000 workers throughout the U.S. to see which companies were the best.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day and reaches more than 500 destinations. Employees enable the railroad to be a vital part of the national transportation network and economy. This recognition as a top employer highlights a work environment where everyone adds value and contributes to the business of delivering the company’s mission and strategic goals to provide intercity passenger rail service with superior safety, customer service and financial excellence.

We want working at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where employees find a safe workplace, challenging and rewarding opportunities, enjoy respect among colleagues, competitive pay and benefits and a performance-oriented culture,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman. “We recognize and value the contributions of our co-workers, and managers want to help our team reach personal and professional goals.

Amtrak welcomes applicants to to join a diverse workforce of professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. We seek qualified, dedicated professionals with demonstrated work experience and/or relevant skills to join our team.

The Forbes recognition, in which Amtrak ranked in the top 401 of all employers, is one of several awards citing Amtrak as a great place for a career. Other recent recognition includes the Military Friendly® Top 100 List, published annually in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines; 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting professionals in transition with education and career opportunities.

(Source: Amtrak)