OMAHA, Neb., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific Railroad among the 40 Best for Vets 2013 Employers. Union Pacific's No. 5 ranking marks the third consecutive year it has been in the top 10.
"Being recognized as a Best for Vets Employer is truly an honor," said Roy Schroer, Union Pacific vice president – Human Resources. "We take pride in hiring veterans and military reserve personnel because of their strong work ethic, knowledge and leadership skills."
Military Times EDGE selected Union Pacific based on recruiting, mentoring, on-the-job training and spouse employment. Approximately 23 percent of Union Pacific's nearly 3,900 hires in 2012 were veterans.
Union Pacific's Best for Vets rank is up two spots from the 2012 list. Last year, the company donated $60,000 to Wounded Warrior Project and participated in more than a dozen virtual and standard career fairs sponsored by military-based organizations. Union Pacific is a member of the Army Reserve's Employee Partnership Initiative; is a supporter of the Army Partnership for Youth Success program; and is a past recipient of the Freedom Award, the U.S. government's highest employer recognition, and the Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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