Amazon recruiting vets for distribution centers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- At Amazon's Chattanooga distribution center, military veteran Scot Newport is using his leadership skills developed over 27 years in the Army to help run the busy distribution center during the annual holiday busy season.

Newport told The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/XGl538 ) he joined the nation's No. 1 retailer, which has been named among the nation's top military friendly employers, because of the company's openness to veterans.

He's a former U.S. Army colonel who now serves as senior operations manager for outbound shipping at the Chattanooga facility.

Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman said the Seattle-based company has a military talent program to recruit veterans and has hired more than 600 veterans in this year alone.


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