JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX's commitment to hiring and developing employees with military experience has earned the company the number four spot on DiversityInc's annual list of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans. This is the third consecutive year that CSX has been recognized by DiversityInc as a leader in hiring veterans.
"CSX prides itself on fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates the valuable experiences of those who have served our country," said Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer, CSX Corporation. "It is an honor to hire veterans, who bring important skills to the CSX workforce, including a focus on safety, a talent for teamwork and excellent leadership traits."
One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces, and twenty-seven percent of the employees hired in 2014 are veterans. CSX focuses on military recruitment and retention, with differential pay available for active Reserve and National Guard members and veteran-specific inclusion activities and support.
In addition to this award, G.I. Jobs recognized CSX as one of the Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers for the seventh consecutive year, and CivilianJobs.com named CSX one of the Most Valuable Employers for Military in 2014.
DiversityInc recognizes companies with demonstrated commitments to diverse hiring and business practices. The Top 10 Companies for Veterans showcases companies with demonstrated commitment and leadership in recruiting, support systems for veterans and their families, contributions to organizations supporting veterans, and supplier diversity.
To view DiversityInc's full list of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans in 2015, please visit 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 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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