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Railroads and Veterans

The nation’s freight railroads have more than a century-long commitment to the nation’s service men and women, and this year continue to hire veterans at a robust pace. Between 20-25 percent of current employees, and one in five of the more than 12,000 new employees freight railroads expect to hire in 2014, will likely have served in our nation’s military. There is common sense overlap in personal traits and skill sets of railroad employees with military servicemen and women. Our nation’s veterans have a disciplined background, with special capabilities and qualities that are uniquely suited to help keep freight railroads efficient and safe.