Union Pacific Named a Top 50 Employer For Hispanic Working Women

Omaha, Neb., October 28, 2005 – For the third consecutive year, Union Pacific Railroad has been selected by LATINA Style magazine as one of the LATINA Style 50 best companies for Latina employees in the United States.

The annual award is given to companies that provide sensitivity to professional Hispanic women’s needs and goals in the workplace. This is the eighth year the magazine has presented the recognition, and the report on the top 50 companies is considered the most respected survey of corporate America’s policies and practices as they pertain to professional Hispanic women. This year, more than 700 corporations were considered for the special recognition.

"We are honored LATINA Style has again named us one of the 50 best companies for Latina employees," said Barb Schaefer, senior vice president-Human Resources. "We continue to work very hard to add employees across our operating system, and this recognition supports our efforts to offer policies and programs that help us recruit and retain the best employees."

Union Pacific’s strengths include practices and policies that promote recruitment and advancement opportunities for women, employee benefits, work/life balance initiatives, mentoring and leadership training. Advertising and recruitment efforts in Hispanic media as well as Union Pacific’s three branches of its Latino Employee Network were also considered positive initiatives.

Companies responding to LATINA Style’s questionnaire were evaluated based on workplace issues that LATINA Style readers identified as the most important to them. Among the principal areas evaluated were: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, downsize retraining and Hispanic relations.

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.

For more information, contact Gene Hinkle at (402) 514-9406.

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