JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (CSX) announced today that the company was ranked number one on DiversityInc's Top 10 Companies for Veterans list for the second year in a row.
DiversityInc recognizes companies with demonstrated commitments to diverse hiring and business practices. DiversityInc's Veterans list showcases companies with strong diversity-management initiatives that are producing the best results in recruiting and promoting veterans. The publication has recognized CSX multiple times in recent years.
"Diversity, engagement and inclusion are essential to achieving our business objectives," said Michael J. Ward, CSX chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We're proud to create an environment that attracts, develops and retains the best and brightest talent – including those with the invaluable experience of serving our country."
With nearly one in five employees a veteran of the armed services, CSX recognizes the integral role that veterans play. CSX actively works to recruit and promote veterans, and is honored to be a military-friendly employer. Since 2006, G.I. Jobs has recognized CSX annually as one of the top 50 Military-Friendly Employers.
CSX has a longstanding history of promoting inclusion and diversity. Employees are encouraged to join one of the company's many diversity and inclusion groups, which are employee-driven and focus on a shared interest. In recent years, CSX has received other honors from Diversity MBA Magazine, the Association of Diversity Councils, CollegeGrad.com, Hispanic Business and Disability Matters. Additionally, CSX is a charter member of GettingHired.com, an organization for employers and job applicants designed to help the millions of Americans living with disabilities secure sustainable employment and flourish in their careers.
The annual DiversityInc rankings are a leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally, comprised of a voluntary survey that evaluates CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity. This year, 1,215 companies participated in the survey. DiversityInc's full list of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans in 2014 can be found at http://www.diversityinc.com/top-10-companies-veterans/.
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 more than 185 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 small 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).