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NEWS | April 28, 2021

Army National Hiring Days kicks off May 10 with extra $2k bonus

USAREC Public Affairs

U.S. Army Recruiting Command is hosting hundreds of virtual career fairs across the country as part of the of the military service’s second Army National Hiring Days event May 10-June 14.

The nationwide hiring campaign, which first launched as a virtual event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, offers a special $2,000 incentive for individuals who enlist during the five-week event in one of 11 priority occupations and ship to training by the end of September.

Priority positions range from infantry and psychological operations to explosives ordnance disposal and air and missile defense.

Many of the more than 150 different Army careers already include signing bonuses up to $40,000 or student loan reimbursement up to $65,000, depending on qualifications, selected occupation, and length of the service contract.

The Army also is seeking healthcare professionals to fill vital roles as doctors, nurses, nutritionists and more. These positions have a variety of associated incentives, to include signing bonuses, student loan repayment, and scholarships for medical, dental or veterinary school.

During the virtual career fairs hosted by local recruiting stations, recruiters will provide information about career opportunities and answer questions potential applicants may have about life in the Army.

The recruiters will also discuss the benefits Soldiers receive, to include health insurance, retirement plans, training and certifications, tuition assistance for college courses, and family support programs.

“The last year has been challenging for our nation and the world,” said Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, USAREC commanding general. “We want young people to know the Army offers stability, especially during an unsteady time. Stability with a consistent job, consistent paycheck, comprehensive healthcare, and a built-in support system for Soldiers and their families. We’re offering opportunities for them to join us in a meaningful career that will prepare them for success in the future.”

To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, individuals must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be 17-34 years old; achieve a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test; meet medical, moral and physical requirements; and be a high school graduate or equivalent.

During Army National Hiring Days, interested individuals can visit to see if they meet the qualifications, learn about part-time and full-time careers and associated hiring incentives, and connect with a local recruiter.