With nearly 40 percent of its workforce reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, Union Pacific Railroad is aggressively recruiting and hiring new employees to ensure consumer products, automobiles, coal and food continue to move across the nation's rail system. This could be great news for the thousands of employees who are impacted by recent area job cuts announced in the automotive industry.
"While we don't expect all employees to take retirement the minute they are eligible," said Barb Schaefer, senior vice president – Human Resources, "we do want to add employees now so they will have the opportunity to learn and gain the experience needed to maintain the high standards set by our current employees."
Union Pacific Railroad is aggressively hiring several thousand new employees in 2006, at all levels, from train service and railroad track maintenance to management positions. The company offers great wages, benefits and opportunity for advancement. Last year, the company was recognized as a quality employer by several leading organizations:
Opportunities are available in all areas of the company, from entry-level and skilled positions to openings within the railroad's management training program. To learn more, applicants can visit the company Web site at www.up.com and click on the "Jobs at UP" section. People without access to computers should visit their local job service, public library or copy center. Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age. People who receive a job offer are required to successfully complete a medical exam, drug test and background investigation.
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