NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans in search of jobs that pay well and offer career advancement will find Norfolk Southern among 210 companies recently recognized for being military friendly.
Norfolk Southern was named to the list of 2017 Military Friendly® Employers by Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, STEM, and Vetrepreneur magazines. This is the 10th year that Norfolk Southern has appeared on the list, which features companies with a proven record of hiring and supporting veterans in the workplace.
"Military veterans are thriving at our company in all areas of operations and management," said CEO Jim Squires, an Army veteran. "They are running trains, fixing track, and working in shops and in our headquarters. With their leadership skills and knowledge, veterans bring a strong work ethic and a commitment to safety and service that make us a better railroad, which in turn helps America prosper. We are proud of our veterans and their service."
Currently, more than 3,800 employees – about 14 percent of Norfolk Southern's workforce – are veterans, including members of the National Guard and military reserves. To help veterans and military spouses find rail industry jobs, Norfolk Southern supports the federal "Joining Forces" initiative and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Hiring Our Heroes" program. Veterans can search a Norfolk Southern website for railroad employment using their military job titles.
Norfolk Southern's VeteraNS employee resource group has chapters in Norfolk and Atlanta, the company's two corporate office locations. VeteraNS members offer networking and support for veterans and their families and participate in outreach efforts that link the railroad with the military community. Norfolk Southern also operates a custom-painted Veterans Locomotive to honor people who have served in the military and reserves.
Victory Media's Military Friendly list rates the performance of companies across six categories: recruiting and sourcing; hiring and onboarding; career opportunity and advancement; culture and commitment; military support and retention; and military employee policies and compliance.
To learn more about job opportunities at Norfolk Southern, visit http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/work-at-ns/job-openings.html
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
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SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation