JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A commitment to employee development and diversity, combined with consistently high performance in key business areas, earned CSX (NYSE: CSX) a place as one of "America's Best Employers," according to a new survey published by Forbes magazine.
"One of CSX's core values is 'People Make the Difference,' and being recognized as one of the most highly recommended employers is a true honor and testament to our collective efforts," said Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. "CSX is committed to hiring and retaining the best and brightest employees from a variety of backgrounds, and offering opportunities for competitive pay and benefits in an industry that provides critical support to our nation's economy."
Forbes determined its first-ever "America's Best Employers" list based on a survey of more than 20,000 American workers at U.S. companies and divisions of multinationals, nonprofit institutions such as hospitals, and government agencies. CSX was also recently recognized as one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine, as one of the G.I. Jobs' 2015 "Top 100 Military Friendly Employers," and as a "Best Place to Work in IT" by IDG's Computerworld.
CSX prides itself on attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and consistently being a top employer of military veterans. One in five CSX employees have served in the armed forces and 27 percent of the company's new employees in 2014 has military experience.
CSX is dedicated to providing employees with the tools and resources they need to flourish in their careers. The company offers best-in-class training and development opportunities, including the CSX Railroad Education and Development Institute's 60 front-line rail operations training programs. CSX has also invested in and equipped employees with advanced engineering and technology including robotics and mobile apps, which help them to be safer and more efficient in their daily tasks.
A comprehensive employee health and wellness program provides an array of healthy lifestyle options, including gym facilities across the network and dedicated Health and Wellness counselors. Additionally, employees are encouraged to volunteer and give back to their communities through opportunities such as the Dollars for Doers program, in which CSX matches employees' volunteer time at eligible non-profits with company financial resources.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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