JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX was recognized as the sixth-most military-friendly employer on G.I. Jobs' 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers ranking today, and the second-most military-friendly employer in the transportation industry. This is the seventh consecutive year that CSX has been among the top 10 employers on the list.
"U.S. military veterans with strong backgrounds in team environments, safety practices and leadership skills excel in helping CSX serve its customers," said Michael J. Ward, CSX chairman, president and chief executive officer. "CSX is proud to support and employ the men and women who have defended and protected our nation."
This recognition celebrates CSX's ongoing commitment to support the U.S. military and its veterans. More than one in five CSX employees have served in the armed forces and 27 percent of the company's new employees in 2014 have military experience.
Since 2006, G.I Jobs has issued an annual ranking of businesses based on veteran recruiting practices. The publication examines more than 5,000 American businesses with more than $500 million in annual revenues. Out of these eligible members, only two percent make the annual ranking. G.I. Jobs ranks each company by weighted factors, including long-term commitments to hire veterans, specialized military recruiting programs and supportive policies for reserve member employment while off duty.
To view the full list of G.I. Jobs' 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, please visit http://militaryfriendly.com/.
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).
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