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Help is Still Wanted at Union Pacific Railroad

North America's Largest Railroad Continues Unprecedented Hiring Push

Omaha, Neb., August 9, 2006 – Two things have remained the same in 2006 for Union Pacific Railroad – it continues to handle record freight volumes and it continues to recruit and hire new train service employees to ensure consumer products, automobiles, coal and food continue to move across the nation's rail system.

"Outstanding train service employees are essential to the success of Union Pacific's ability to safely transport our customers' goods," said Barb Schaefer, senior vice president – Human Resources. "That's why we offer people in these positions great wages, benefits and the opportunity for advancement."

The men and women handling train service duties across the Union Pacific system are directly involved in train operation and movement, switching operations, and train and equipment inspections. The railroad provides all training required for the positions. Train service positions offer excellent benefits and pay of up to $40,000 in the first year and $75,000 in future years. There also is the opportunity for advancement to other positions within Union Pacific.

Through the end of 2006, Union Pacific will be hiring a total of 1,750 train service employees in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Union Pacific also has openings for track workers, diesel mechanics, rail car repairers, truck drivers as well as management employees. For a complete listing of job openings visit .

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.

For more information, contact Mark Davis (402) 544-5459.

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