CSX Recognized as a Top Employer for Veterans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CSX today announced that the company has been named a finalist in CivilianJobs.com’s 2012 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military ranking. CivilianJobs.com is a leading career resource organization dedicated to connecting American employers with experienced military talent.
Nearly one in five CSX employees has served in the military, and many continue to hold Reserve or National Guard status.
The CivilianJobs.com award recognizes CSX’s ongoing commitment to America’s military. CSX supports the Jacksonville, Florida-based Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services for injured service members to aid their transition from active duty to civilian lives.
CSX also offers employment opportunities for military veterans. In 2011 CSX hired approximately 4,000 employees. Of those, nearly 1,000 are military veterans. In 2012, CSX plans to hire approximately 3,500 people.
The 2012 MVE for Military distinction was open to all U.S.-based companies. The finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Winners will be selected from this pool of finalist companies and will be announced May 1, 2012.
“In my role with the Staffing Services team at CivilianJobs.com, I support a number of employers’ military hiring programs, and as such, I am aware of the methods by which many companies recruit from the military talent pool,” said Pete Charest, director of staffing, CivilianJobs.com. “With that said, the dedication demonstrated by the 2012 MVE Finalists to hiring veterans as well as their innovative approaches to sourcing military job seekers was very impressive. I am proud to help recognize their efforts.”
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company’s transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX’s network connects more than 240 short line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
About CivilianJobs.com and MVE
CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, delivers job fairs, staffing services, a job board plus employer advertising in our military base newspaper, Civilian Job News. CivilianJobs.com is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business / diversity supplier. The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.
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