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Five Class Is among magazine's top military-friendly employers


Five Class Is have landed on G.I. Jobs list of the top 100 military-friendly employers for 2011, and four ranked in the top 20. The list includes CSX Corp. at No. 3, BNSF Railway Co. at No. 6, Union Pacific Railroad at No. 12, Norfolk Southern Railway at No. 19 and CN at No. 63.

UP made the list for the seventh time in eight years (more than 10,000 UP employees are veterans). The railroad offers a range of job opportunities that lend themselves to people with military backgrounds, including train crews, diesel mechanics and electricians, assistant signal workers and track laborers, UP officials said in a prepared statement.

The Class I’s human resources group employs a military-specific recruiting plan that calls for involvement at military transition and education offices, reserve units, military panels, National Guard units, career fairs, information sessions and employer panels.

At CSX, about one in five employees served in the military and many continue to retain reserve or guard status. The Class I supports the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services for injured military members to aid their transition from active duty to civilian lives.

Also making the G.I. Jobs list: Schneider National Inc. at No. 23 and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. at No. 24. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. was ranked No. 1 and ManTech International, No. 2.

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