Exchange Remains Committed To Hiring Veterans, Military Spouses

As Americans honor the service and sacrifice of Warfighters during National Veterans and Military Families Month, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains dedicated to hiring heroes.

"In 2018, the Exchange has hired more than 5,000 Veterans and military spouses," said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. "With 85 percent of Exchange associates having a military connection, the team shares a special bond with Airmen and Soldiers. We are honored to hire our heroes-Veterans and military spouses know our customers better than anyone."This year, the Exchange reaffirmed its commitment to hire 50,000 Veterans and military spouses by 2020. Veterans and military spouses can find job opportunities worldwide at make up nearly 12 percent of the Exchange worldwide workforce, and the Exchange employs more than 6,300 military spouses. The Exchange's spouse continuity program assists military spouses in maintaining a career while supporting their Soldier or Airman, often allowing them to retain their job category and benefits during moves. Since 2010, the 123-year-old Department of Defense retailer has hired more than 1,200 Wounded Warriors.The Exchange has long been recognized for its efforts to hire Veterans and military spouses. The Exchange was named a 2019 Top 10 Military Friendly Employer and top Military Spouse Friendly Employer by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazine. In 2018, the Exchange made Military Times' Best for Vets Employer for the fifth year in a row."Veterans and military spouses belong at the Exchange," Reyes said. "They make our team stronger, and it's an honor to have them in our ranks."