JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (NYSE:CSX) is one of the best places for the nation’s veterans to work following their military careers, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.
CSX Transportation ranked 8th on the annual list of the nations most military-friendly employers. This marks the third straight year the company has made the list, rising from number 45 in 2006 to its current position. In selecting companies for recognition, the magazine considers the resources dedicated to military hiring, Reserve/Guard policies, percentage of new hires who are veterans, veteran training programs and previous rankings. Only 2 percent of the 2,500 eligible companies were selected.
CSX is proud of its 150-year history of service to America’s military and actively recruits individuals with military experience to operate the nation’s largest eastern railroad and a critical part of U.S. transportation infrastructure. One in five CSX employees has served in the armed forces, and in 2008 the company has recruited nearly 600 military people for careers in railroad operations and management.
“Military men and women bring a special discipline and commitment to getting a job done right,” said Michael Ward, chairman, president and CEO. “Veterans know how to work in, and lead effective teams in an industry that is built on attention to detail, safety and putting the needs of the customer first.”
The military is also among CSXT’s most important and valued customers. Over the last three years, the company has moved over 25,000 carloads of equipment and munitions to support training and deployments overseas, among the most military shipments of any railroad.