Released: Nov 11, 2009
Jacksonville, FL - November 11, 2009 - CSX Corporation has been named #2 in the G.I. Jobs 2010 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers rankings. The seventh-annual list recognizes employers that have shown a dedicated track record of hiring military personnel, as well as supportive corporate policies toward National Guard and reserve service members.
"CSX is proud to be an employer of choice for military personnel," said CSX Chairman, President and CEO Michael Ward. "Veterans have a foundation of discipline and a focus on safety that serves them well in demanding occupations like railroading."
G.I. Jobs has included CSX on its annual list of the nation's top military friendly employers since 2006. This is the company's highest ranking to date.
CSX actively recruits military personnel for jobs in all departments. Currently more than 6,700 CSX employees have prior military service, including nearly 30% of all newly hired personnel in 2009. CSX has a multi-faceted approach to military recruiting with a focus on building relationships. The company works with transition offices and veterans' representatives from every branch of the armed forces. CSX also supports the Jacksonville-based Wounded Warrior Program, which provides programs and services to injured service members during the transition from active duty to civilian life. For its 145 employees currently serving on active duty, CSX provides a continuation of benefits and differential pay to close gaps between their military and CSX pay.
The military is also among CSX's most important and valued customers. Over the last four years, the company has moved approximately 30,000 carloads of equipment and munitions to support training and deployments overseas.
The seventh annual list from G.I. Jobs of the nation's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers was drawn from a sample of approximately 5,000 companies. Criteria included the strength of corporate military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, and company policies on National Guard and reserve service.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a leading transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web site, www.csx.com.