Leading North American Railroad Company among Top 10 Military-Friendly
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation (NYSE: CSX)
is one of the best places for the nation's veterans to work following their
military careers, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.
CSX Transportation ranked 8th on the annual list of the nations most
military-friendly employers. This marks the third straight year the company
has made the list, rising from number 45 in 2006 to its current position. In
selecting companies for recognition, the magazine considers the resources
dedicated to military hiring, Reserve/Guard policies, percentage of new hires
who are veterans, veteran training programs and previous rankings. Only 2
percent of the 2,500 eligible companies were selected.
CSX is proud of its 150-year history of service to America's military and
actively recruits individuals with military experience to operate the nation's
largest eastern railroad and a critical part of U.S. transportation
infrastructure. One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces, and
in 2008 the company has recruited nearly 600 military people for careers in
railroad operations and management.
"Military men and women bring a special discipline and commitment to
getting a job done right," said Michael Ward, chairman, president and CEO.
"Veterans know how to work in, and lead effective teams in an industry that is
built on attention to detail, safety and putting the needs of the customer
The military is also among CSXT's most important and valued customers.
Over the last three years, the company has moved over 25,000 carloads of
equipment and munitions to support training and deployments overseas, among
the most military shipments of any railroad.
CSX Transportation Inc. is a principal operating company of CSX
Corporation. CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the
nation's leading transportation companies, 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.
SOURCE CSX Transportation
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