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Unprecedented hiring push continues at Union Pacific Railroad

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Omaha, Neb., August 30, 2006 – Union Pacific Railroad is hiring 90 train service employees and 20 operating management trainees between now and the end of the year in Southern California to help keep goods such as automobiles, consumer products and food moving across the nation’s rail system.

"We offer train service and operating management employees great pay and benefits and the opportunity to advance at one of the premier transportation companies in the country," said Barb Schaefer, senior vice president – Human Resources. "These 90 train service positions are in West Colton and are essential to the success of Union Pacific’s ability to safely transport our customers’ goods."

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 these positions. Train service positions offer 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.

Other California locations with train service employee openings include Roseville, Oakland, Dunsmuir, Stockton, San Luis Obispo, Martinez, Milpitas, Bakersfield, Yermo and Watsonville.

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

The 20 operating management trainees are trained and placed in charge of overseeing construction and repair of railroad track, locomotive and freight car repair, and transportation operations. An influx of managers are needed to help replace retiring managers, with significant advancement opportunities in the future. Operating management positions offer pay of $50,000 and above. A four-year college degree is required for the management trainee positions.

Union Pacific also has openings for track workers, diesel mechanics, rail car repairers and truck drivers. 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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