Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) has been named one of the nation’s best employers for people with military experience.
G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Norfolk Southern among the top 50 military-friendly companies for 2008. The annual list recognizes companies that have made the greatest effort and had the greatest success in hiring military veterans, and that have the best policies for Reserve and Guard members called to active duty. This is the third time Norfolk Southern has earned a spot on the list.
Norfolk Southern actively recruits people with military backgrounds for careers in railroad operations and management. During 2008, NS has recruited more than 400 veterans as new hires, 20 percent of all new employees.
“Hiring America’s military veterans is one of the best business investments we make at Norfolk Southern,” said Cindy Earhart, NS vice president human resources. “Veterans bring technical skills and work experiences that are a good match for a career in the rail industry, as well as the personal qualities that we value – leadership, flexibility, dedication, and teamwork. We believe Norfolk Southern is an excellent place for military veterans to start their new careers.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation 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, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.