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Three Class Is make jobseeker web site's list of top military employers


BNSF Railway Co., CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. recently landed on’s list of the “Most Valuable Employers for Military®” for 2012. The list also includes Schenider National Inc., General Electric Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Booz Allen Hamilton.

An online resource that aims to connect military personnel with employment opportunities nationwide, selects the top employers based on surveys covering each company’s specific policies for military service members and veterans involving recruiting, training and retention. Winners were chosen based on the strength and relevance of their programs.

CSX has a long-standing commitment to hiring veterans and reservists — nearly one in five employees has served in the military, CSX officials said in a prepared statement. This year, the Class I plans to hire 1,000 veterans. Earlier this year, the railroad received the Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award, and company is the only two-time winner of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, CSX officials said.

"We are honored to be named a top military employer for the fourth year in a row,” said Lisa Mancini, CSX’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “Our employees who are active or former service members bring countless valuable skills to their jobs, including an emphasis on teamwork and attention to detail that keeps our railroad operating safely and efficiently.”

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