Amazon military hiring program helps local veteran transition to successful civilian life

The transition from active duty military member to a functioning civilian in the private sector is not always easy, but companies such as Amazon are making the shift as smooth as possible for veterans across the country.

Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer in the U.S. and is also home to a very successful military veteran hiring program. Amazon’s Hebron operation is part of the program.

"What we've found is that often times veterans themselves have unique skills but they don't know how they translate to the civilian world," said Amazon spokesperson Nina Lindsey. "So it's a great program that not only helps veterans identify their skills, but also helps them find a great opportunity at Amazon."

One veteran who has found success in Amazon's veteran hiring program is Maurice Venegas, a retired U.S. Army Captain who has been working as a general manager at the Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Hebron since 2011.

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