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CSX lands at No. 6 on top 100 list of military friendly employers


CSX Corp. yesterday announced it achieved a No. 6 ranking on the list of the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2015 compiled by G.I. Jobs, the seventh consecutive year the Class I has landed among the top 10.

CSX earned the second-best ranking in the transportation category, trailing only Union Pacific Railroad at No. 4. The ranking recognizes CSX's ongoing commitment to support the U.S. military and its veterans, CSX officials said in a press release. More than one in five of the railroad's employees have served in the armed forces and 27 percent of new hires this year have military experience.

"U.S. military veterans with strong backgrounds in team environments, safety practices and leadership skills excel in helping CSX serve its customers," said CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward. "CSX is proud to support and employ the men and women who have defended and protected our nation."

Since 2006, G.I. Jobs has issued an annual ranking of businesses based on veteran recruiting practices. The publication examines more than 5,000 U.S. businesses with more than $500 million in annual revenue, and only 2 percent are ranked based on long-term commitments to hire veterans, specialized military recruiting programs and supportive policies for reserve member employees while off duty.

Other railroads ranked this year include BNSF Railway Co. and CN, both at No. 17, Norfolk Southern Corp. at No. 84 and Amtrak at No. 87.

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