Norfolk Southern Named One of Top 20 Military Friendly Employers

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corp. has been named one of the nation’s best employers for people with military experience.

G.I. Jobs magazine ranked Norfolk Southern among the top 20 companies in its America’s Top 100 “Military Friendly Employers” list for 2011. The annual list recognizes companies that have made the greatest effort and had the greatest success in hiring military veterans, and that have the best policies for employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve who are called to active duty. Norfolk Southern ranked 19th on the list. This is the sixth time Norfolk Southern has earned a spot on the list.

Norfolk Southern actively recruits people with military backgrounds for careers in railroad operations and management. During 2010, NS has recruited more than 270 veterans as new hires, 12 percent of all new employees.

“Military veterans bring valuable professional and technical skills to the workplace as well as an exceptional work ethic, leadership, experience, and a team-oriented attitude that are an excellent match for a career in the rail industry,” said Cindy Earhart, NS vice president human resources.