The Exchange (Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

Industry: Retail Consumer Goods

About The Exchange (Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's connection with the military began in 1895. We have been dedicated to providing Soldiers, Airmen and their families with goods and services to improve the quality of their lives while serving at home and abroad. The Exchange operates nearly 2,700 facilities in 34 countries, 49 states, four U.S. territories and the District of Columbia; more than 1,700 quick-serve restaurants under licenses such as Burger King, Subway, and Starbucks; and more than 3,300 concession operations. Eighty five percent of our earnings go to support both the Army and the Air Force quality-of-life programs.
Rank: 2

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Why Work at the Company?

Serving alongside our Soldiers for 123 years, the Exchange is integrated into the military community. We value the leadership skills, discipline, principles and unique perspectives veterans possess. They have a unique understanding of our business and customer base. Our organization offers a wide variety of career opportunities, ranging from Retail to Information Technology, Merchandising and Logistics, which are all career areas where veterans can utilize their Military experience. The Exchange has committed to hiring 50K Veterans and Spouses by 2020, we have already hired 34K. Our hiring commitment also supports hiring initiatives like Wounded Warriors, Allies in Service, and Operation Warfighter to employ wounded and disabled veterans. Veterans can have a rewarding career supporting and serving alongside our nation's heroes.

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