Union Pacific Receives Outstanding Employer Program Award for Company's Healthtrack Program
Omaha, Neb., November 26, 2008 Union Pacific has been recognized with the Outstanding Employer Program award for its HealthTrack program. The award was presented by DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, a leading national health improvement research, education and advocacy organization.
The Union Pacific HealthTrack program targets 10 risk factors - inactivity, weight, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, fatigue, stress and depression - and through education and behavior modification helps employees track and become vested in long-term health improvements.
"We have chosen to look on health as a business issue that engages our employees to improve their own quality of life," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president, human resources. "A healthy employee is a safe employee. By addressing the 10 risk factors, we identify areas of change necessary for a healthier lifestyle while impacting the safety of our workforce."
In addition to its HealthTrack program, Union Pacific offers a number of benefits that are attractive to employees and job seekers including tuition reimbursement, competitive benefits and compensation packages, affinity groups, fitness centers, systemwide training centers, mentoring and coaching, leadership and development programs, child care and an elder care referral network.
The company recently was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top 50 places to launch a career and also has been recognized by the Department of Defense, GI Jobs, Working Mother and Latina Style for the opportunities Union Pacific provides its workforce.
To learn more about employment opportunities available at Union Pacific, applicants are encouraged to visit www.unionpacific.jobs.
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 and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul 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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