April 20, 2014

NS hiring conductors, other crafts

Norfolk Southern said Nov. 3 it intends to hire 500 employees by year end, and add another 2,600 employees in 2012 to meet growing demand for service and to replace those retiring. Hiring will be for conductors, as well as other crafts, including freight car repairers, machinists, signal maintainers, and track maintenance workers. For more [...]

Rails boost spending, hiring, dividends

Railroads, enjoying record profits, say they will invest $12 billion in improving their track and operations in 2011, a significant increase over the $10.7 billion spent on capital improvements in 2010. Additionally, the railroads say they will hire some 10,000 employees in 2011 — and more than 70,000 new workers over the next five years [...]