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Veterans Need Jobs and the Rail Industry Has Great Ones

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Whether you are for or against certain (or all) wars, you likely support your country’s troops who bravely serve. One of the greatest struggles these troops have when they return home is finding employment. This Memorial Day, think about how you can help the effort to find every Veteran a job and spread the word when you find companies doing their part. The American Association of Railroads expects to hire 15,000 new employees in 2012 and expect 1 in 5 of those to be Veterans. They have created an online tribute to freight rail employees with military service, highlighting a variety of rail jobs: American Association of Railroads: Military Faces.

According to G.I. Jobs Magazine, five Class I Railroads are on the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list for 2012 (up one from last year.) They are:

CSX - Rank 3

CSX is at Rank 3 and has 6 Years on the MFE Top 100

BNSF - Rank 4

BNSF is at Rank 4 and has 7 Years on the MFE Top 100

Union Pacific - Rank 28

Union Pacific is at Rank 28 and has 7 Years on the MFE Top 100

CN - Rank 49

Canadian National is at Rank 49 and has 3 Years on the MFE Top 100 (Photo Credit: CN)

NS - Rank 50

Norfolk Southern is at Rank 50 and has 5 Years on the MFE Top 100

Thank you for reading and a heartfelt thank you to all of our Veterans.