Amtrak Seeking to Hire 4,000 New Workers

Amtrak plans to hold 54 in-person and virtual job fairs to fill more than 4,000 jobs in federal fiscal year 2023.

The positions are concentrated in Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, New York, Washington, Chicago, Oakland, Philadelphia, Miami and Wilmington, Delaware.

The open positions include project management, finance, technology, onboard services, electrical and customer service.

One of the virtual events is being dubbed Walk-in Wednesday Career Fair and will be held on the second Wednesday of each month between 1 and 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Other virtual job fairs will be held throughout August and September. An Amtrak news release posted on its website did not specify the dates or locations for in-person hiring events.

The news release can be read at

The Amtrak job website can be reached at

In its news release, Amtrak said starting pay for all onboard service crafts is $21 an hour. Journeyman electricians start at $34.07 per hour.

Amtrak said it also has programs for paid internships and co-ops for undergrad and graduate students, as well as apprenticeship programs for entry level, skilled labor learning opportunities.

The passenger carrier said it is seeking to convert half of all eligible interns to full-time roles, including early career rotational programs in finance, human resources, IT, marketing, safety and engineering.

Thus far this year Amtrak said it has hired 2,800 new workers.

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