NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern is one of the 50 “Best Places to Launch a Career,” according to the Sept. 14 issue of BusinessWeek magazine.
BusinessWeek’s fourth annual survey ranks the top employers for new college graduates. It is based on a survey of U.S. employers, college career services directors, and some 60,000 college undergraduates. Norfolk Southern ranked 26 on the list for 2009. “There are certain characteristics that all great employers share: great pay and benefits, top-notch training programs, and opportunities for rapid advancement,” the magazine reports.
“With demand for freight transportation expected to grow 88 percent by 2035, the rail industry offers stability, with fantastic opportunities for a long-term career path,” said Cindy Earhart, NS vice president human resources. “We offer competitive salaries and benefits and have a strong tradition of promoting from within the company.”