Norfolk Southern is one of the 50 “Best Places to Launch a Career,” according to the Sept. 14, 2009, issue of BusinessWeek magazine.
BusinessWeek’s fourth annual survey ranks the top employers for new college graduates. It is based on a survey of U.S. employers, college career services directors, and some 60,000 college undergraduates. Norfolk Southern ranked 26 on the list for 2009. “There are certain characteristics that all great employers share: great pay and benefits, top-notch training programs, and opportunities for rapid advancement,” the magazine reports.
“With demand for freight transportation expected to grow 88 percent by 2035, the rail industry offers stability, with fantastic opportunities for a long-term career path,” said Cindy Earhart, NS vice president human resources. “We offer competitive salaries and benefits and have a strong tradition of promoting from within the company.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 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 and industrial products.