‘We’re hiring’: Railroads dive into a tight labor market

Hardest-to-fill jobs right now are that of conductor and locomotive engineer, railroad officials say.

The U.S. freight-rail industry hasn’t gone unscathed when it comes to the nation’s labor shortage. A number of railroads report they’re actively recruiting new workers as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic — and for some positions, they’re competing with other industries for top-notch talent. 


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