Norfolk Southern named to Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list by G.I.
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 13, 2013
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC)has
been named one of the nation's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® by G.I.
Jobs magazine in its 11^th annual list recognizing companies with the best
military recruiting and hiring practices.
Making its seventh appearance on the list, Norfolk Southern ranked 75^th. The
list of 100 companies represents the top 2 percent of more than 5,000 eligible
companies with annual revenues exceeding $500 million. Criteria include
strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with
prior military service, retention programs, and company policies toward
National Guard and Reserve service.
"The railroad is an excellent environment for veterans to continue using their
training and leadership skills in a second career," said Norfolk Southern
President James A. Squires, a U.S. Army veteran. "There are many opportunities
for veterans at Norfolk Southern, and we make a special effort to encourage
those who have served their country to join the Thoroughbred team."
Norfolk Southern actively recruits people with military backgrounds for
careers in railroad operations and management. Over the past seven years, NS
has hired 2,400 veterans, and 12 percent of the total NS workforce - some
3,500 employees - are veterans, members of the National Guard, or reservists.
Norfolk Southern recruits veterans through its
www.NorfolkSouthern-veterans.jobs website, which allows veterans to search for
railroad employment opportunities using their military job titles. Recruiters
also attend job fairs on military bases and at the federal government's
Transition Assistance Program classes. Service members preparing to leave the
military can register with Norfolk Southern indicating their separation date
and desired work locations, and recruiters will contact them with current job
Additionally, Norfolk Southern provides training to help veterans who have
management experience transition into supervisory roles within the company.
And if veterans are called to active duty through the Reserves or National
Guard while working at Norfolk Southern, they can once again serve their
country with the assurance that their jobs will be waiting for them when they
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation
companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates
approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia,
serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides
efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the
most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of
coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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