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U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) is designed to help Soldiers

April 30, 2014 | Fred Hermstein


The Army PaYS

The U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skill, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help Soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source.

Upon completion of their military service, Soldiers participating in PaYS will be guaranteed a job interview at the PaYS partner company of their choice. This program is available to active duty

and Army Reserve


Soldiers along with Reserve Officer

Training Corps (ROTC

) cadets who accept an Army Reserve

, National Guard or Active Duty


PaYS Program Opportunities

Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 500 employers have partnered with the program. During the enlistment process, Soldiers will begin establishing a relationship with companies for which they are interested in working. Those Soldiers will then be granted an interview at the company of their choice upon leaving military service. This program does not guarantee employment, but it does help Soldiers clear the often-daunting first hurdle to starting a career: getting a foot in the door.

See a list of the current company partners.

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