Friday, May 11, 2012

CivilianJobs.com names NS and CSX to Most Valuable Employers for Military

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CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern have both been named CivilianJobs.com's Most Valuable Employers for Military.

CSX has a long-standing commitment to hiring America's veterans and reservists, nearly one in five CSX employees has served in the military. In 2012, CSX plans to hire 1,000 veterans as part of its pledge to the White House's Joining Forces initiative, a national partnership to support America's service members and their families.

NS pledges to hire 300 service men and women this year as part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative to help veterans and their families find employment. Over the past six years, NS has hired more than 1,300 veterans and today, about 14 percent of the total NS workforce, nearly 4,260 employees, are veterans or members of the National Guard or Reserves. As part of Norfolk Southern's recruiting efforts, the company recently launched NorfolkSouthern-veterans.jobs, which allows veterans to search for railroad employment opportunities using their military job titles.

CivilianJobs.com selected the 2012 Most Valuable Employers for Military from among all U.S.-based companies. Participants submitted surveys outlining specific policies for military service members and veterans involving recruiting, training and retention. Winners were chosen based on the strength and relevance of their programs.

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