Amtrak Partners With Out Professionals to Increase LGBTQI Employee Hiring

Premier American rail passenger service to help launch new – LGBTQ career networking organization chapter in Washington DC to fill 4,000 new jobs

New York, NY — Out Professionals, a nonprofit career, networking and education organization for LGBTQ professionals, today announced a corporate partnership with Amtrak.  The partnership will help champion a new Out Pro chapter in Washington DC.  As part of Amtrak’s partnership, employees of Amtrak including their ExpressPride Employee Resource Group (ERG) will receive complimentary memberships to Out Pro, which entitles them to free attendance at networking and career-building events, a skills-building library, and more.  Amtrak can also recruit employees from Out Pro’s diverse membership which will enable Amtrak to help find new employees with networking opportunities and tools for career advancement.

“This partnership will help Amtrak fill the many new jobs necessary to deliver world class train service to the nation,” said Qiana Spain, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Amtrak. “We are thrilled to partner with Out Professionals in our collective pursuit to excel together.”

“Increasingly, forward-thinking companies like Amtrak are participating in Out Pro. It shows their commitment to diversity and the LGBTQ Community as well as gives them face-to-face access to motivated, community-conscious professionals,” said Charlie Conard, President of Board of Directors at Out Professionals.  “Amtrak’s support will help us continue to grow our national network of city chapters, helping both established and aspiring LGBTQ professionals by matchmaking between talent and opportunity.”

About Amtrak®

For more than 50 years, Amtrak has connected America and modernized train travel. Offering a safe, environmentally efficient way to reach more than 500 destinations across 46 states and parts of Canada, Amtrak provides travelers with an experience that sets a new standard. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through the Amtrak app. Learn more at Amtrak.com and connect with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Out Professionals

Out Professionals is the leading nonprofit networking organization for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) professionals in the United States, advancing their careers by creating meaningful networking events and other career-building and life-enriching programming. The organization and its events are open to both established and aspiring professionals, as well as supportive community allies.  Founded in 1983 as a New York-based grassroots networking organization, Out Pro is expanding nationally and currently has chapters in Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, with a roaming chapter in Connecticut.  Out Pro aims to create a growing network of city chapters that host events that benefit LGBTQ professionals while providing a virtual community to benefit those who live in less populated areas.  For more information, please visit https://www.outprofessionals.org/.


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