Union Pacific has been named one of the nation's top 50 "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek. The magazine ranks the railroad No. 28 on the list, up from No. 39 last year.
To determine which employers are best for entry-level workers, BusinessWeek used a three-part methodology.
• The magazine surveyed career services directors at U.S. colleges to learn which employers were tops on their lists.
• Those employers were asked to complete a survey on their hiring, pay, benefits, and training programs, which we then compared with others in the same industry.
• Universum USA, a Philadelphia research company, provided the results of its 2009 survey of more than 60,000 U.S. undergraduates, who were asked to identify their five most desirable employers.
The employer survey counted for 50 percent of the final ranking, while the career services and student surveys counted for 25 percent each.