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Salute to Veterans

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The nation officially celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, but SEPTA recognizes the contributions of our veterans and current servicemen and women every day.

Many veterans are currently employed in positions throughout the Authority, and SEPTA has made a commitment to hiring more former members of the Armed Forces.

Among SEPTA's employee ranks are armed forces veterans who served in military conflicts dating back from Korea to the present day in Afghanistan.

Since 2001, when 94 SEPTA employees were called up to active duty, SEPTA has averaged 23 members of our employee family who have been or are currently away from their families and work, serving in our armed forces.

SEPTA has built strategic relationships with several veteran support organizations in an effort to strengthen our outreach to the military veteran's community. Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN), Project HOME - Homeless Veteran's Outreach Program, The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership, Philadelphia City Council Veterans Advisory Commission are some of the key veteran organizations that partner with SEPTA to assist veterans looking for employment.

The Authority also actively recruits former members of the Armed Forces at job fairs and other events. In addition, SEPTA is registered on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Job Bank, which provides veterans with an updated feed of listings for available positions. SEPTA recognizes that veterans are excellent candidates for transportation positions as they are accustomed to adhering to strict schedules and working a variety of hours. Many applicants have training and skills that are transferable to the Authority, such as vehicle maintenance and driving.

For more information about career opportunities with SEPTA, click here.

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