We are continually looking for ways to further strengthen our culture of inclusion and diversify our workforce. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Our focus on diversity and inclusion has been independently recognized as one of the best places to work on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and LinkedIn's Top Companies; been recognized on the NAACP Equity, Inclusion, and Empowerment Index and the Disability Equality Index; and received the 2019 American Foundation for the Blind Helen Keller Achievement Award.
To help bring the best talent into Amazon, we recruit from diverse academic institutions, we partner with organizations globally, and we also support non-traditional learning pathways, like the Amazon Veteran Technical Apprenticeship, which places transitioning members of the military into technical apprenticeships at Amazon. These efforts are part of our work to further improve representation across technical and non-technical roles.