Wednesday, March 07, 2012

CSX recognized as a top employer for veterans

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CSX Corporation was named a finalist in CivilianJobs.com's 2012 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for military ranking. CivilianJobs.com is a career resource organization dedicated to connecting American employers with experienced military talent.

Nearly one in five CSX employees has served in the military and many continue to hold Reserve or National Guard status.

The CivilianJobs.com award recognizes CSX's ongoing commitment to America's military. CSX supports the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services for injured service members to aid their transition from active duty to civilian lives.

CSX also offers employment opportunities for military veterans. In 2011, CSX hired approximately 4,000 employees. Of those, nearly 1,000 are military veterans.

The 2012 MVE for military distinction was open to all U.S.-based companies. The finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Winners will be selected from this pool of finalist companies and will be announced May 1, 2012.

"In my role with the staffing services team at CivilianJobs.com, I support a number of employers' military hiring programs and as such, I am aware of the methods by which many companies recruit from the military talent pool," said Pete Charest, director of staffing, CivilianJobs.com. "With that said, the dedication demonstrated by the 2012 MVE finalists to hiring veterans as well as their innovative approaches to sourcing military job seekers was very impressive. I am proud to help recognize their efforts."

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