CSX Corporation, the rail transportation giant and perennial top-10 Military Friendly Employer, will be in attendance at the Legion's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., sponsoring a job-skills workshop and participating in the Hiring Our Heroes career fair on Aug. 26. The company will have at least 75 career opportunities available at the career fair - all of which can be viewed on CSX's website.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., CSX Corporation owns and operates about 21,000 miles of railroad tracks through its main subsidiary - CSX Transportation - that cover the Eastern Seaboard and eastern half of the United State., extending into some parts of Canada. CSX employs about 36,000 employees, and about 20 percent of them are current military or veterans.
At CSX, veteran and military employees are often well suited to work within the company's union operations, which includes positions as freight conductors, track workers, car repair workers, and communication and signal technicians. Former military offiers often find a home in management or leadership development roles.
On its web page devoted to recruiting military employees, CSX also offers a "Career Opportunities" matrix for veterans to reference in determining how prior military experience and skills can be translated into careers at the company. For example, a veteran or servicemember with logistics or transportation experience from the military is well suited to work in CSX's transportation division as a freight conductor.
Additionally, CSX has special hiring and recruitment policies and practices for finding military and veterans for career opportunities. It employs a full-time military specialist who specifically recruits veterans, servicemembers and spouses, and it accepts technical certification for military experience in any field.
CSX also has a practice of marking and tracking applications from veterans, servicemembers and spouses. Those 'military applicants' are reviewed by the company's military hiring specialist for further review and correspondence.
Veterans, servicemembers and spouses with skill sets and experience in transportation, engineering, maintenance, management and information technology should visit CSX's booth at the Hiring Our Heroes career fair to inquire about career opportunities available with the rail transportation giant.