"Being recognized as a Best for Vets Employer is truly an honor," said Roy Schroer, Union Pacific vice president human resources. "We take pride in hiring veterans and military reserve personnel because of their strong work ethic, knowledge and leadership skills."
Best for Vets Employers are chosen based on recruiting, mentoring, on-the-job training and spouse employment. Approximately 23 percent of Union Pacific's nearly 3,900 hires in 2012 were veterans.
Union Pacific's Best for Vets rank is up two spots from the 2012 list.
Last year, the company donated $60,000 to Wounded Warrior Project and participated in more than a dozen virtual and standard career fairs sponsored by military-based organizations. Union Pacific is a member of the Army Reserve's Employee Partnership Initiative and is a supporter of the Army Partnership for Youth Success program.