Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Southwest Airlines, with its more than 66,000 employees and scheduled service to over 120 destinations is one of the major airlines of the United States and one of the world’s largest low-cost carriers. Southwest Airlines is also one of the major companies where the valuable transferrable skills that veterans developed within military service are recognized.9,800 employees of Southwest are military members and over 1,800 employees are military spouses. Through its Warrior Hire Program, Southwest actively supports the transition of military veterans in partnership with Microsoft Software and Systems Academy. The airline also has a team of veterans and military spouses, which are called Military Ambassadors, who help veterans with post-military transitioning. These ambassadors bring veterans, current military, and supporters together to share experiences and learn about opportunities. Through its Destination 225 Military Pathway, the airline allows experienced aviators interested in launching their civilian flying career to learn how to fly the airline way. Southwest also supports military-focused nonprofits and has partnerships with organizations like A Million Thanks, Honor Flight Network, Help Heal Veterans and Team Rubicon. Southwest has various awards and recognitions for its support and career opportunities for veterans and military spouses. The company ranks 12th in Forbes America’s Best Employers For Veterans 2022 list. If you are interested in career opportunities at Southwest Airlines, you can visit their career pages and learn more about the company culture. Also, with the help of Southwest’s Military Skills Translator, you can check if your skills match the company’s open positions
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