Union Pacific Named Best for Vets Employer by 'Military Times EDGE'

Omaha, Neb., October 07, 2011Military Times EDGE selected Union Pacific Railroad as a Best for Vets 2011 Employer. Union Pacific is among three companies ranking in the highest category, Platinum.

"Union Pacific is honored to be named a Best for Vets Employer and takes pride in employing veterans and military reserve personnel," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president – Human Resources. "Military veterans have the knowledge and training to be successful in our company and are great assets to Union Pacific."

Best for Vets Employers are chosen based on three key areas:

  • Veteran Recruiting
  • Corporate Culture
  • Reserve Policies

Union Pacific also was selected for its training and education programs, military recruiting policies and hiring track record — one out of every four Union Pacific hires is a veteran. Union Pacific recruiters actively seek military personnel by attending military job fairs, supporting transitional assistance programs and regularly visiting major military installations.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.

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