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NS recognized as 'military friendly' employer

Four Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., salute the flag on the NS 6920 train, whose design honors veterans.
Photo – NS

Norfolk Southern Railway was included on the 2017 list of military friendly employers by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

This is the 10th year the Class I has appeared on the list, which features companies with a "proven record of hiring and supporting veterans in the workplace," NS officials said in a press release.

About 3,800 employees, or 14 percent, of NS' workforce are veterans, including members of the National Guard and military reserves.

"Military veterans are thriving at our company in all areas of operations and management," said NS Chief Executive Officer Jim Squires, an Army veteran. "With their leadership skills and knowledge, veterans bring a strong work ethic and a commitment to safety and service that make us a better railroad, which in turn helps America prosper. "

Victory Media's military friendly list rates companies' performance across six categories: recruiting and sourcing; hiring and onboarding; career opportunity and advancement; culture and commitment; military support and retention; and military employee policies and compliance.

Other Class Is on the list include CSX, Canadian Pacific, BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.

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