Union Pacific Actively Recruits Veterans

Union Pacific Actively Recruits Veterans

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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 2:00pm

Union Pacific has a long-standing connection to the U.S. military, dating back to when they hired Civil War veterans to help construct America's first transcontinental railroad.

Veterans easily adapt to the culture and fabric of Union Pacific. They are dedicated, committed and trained – traits that allow for a smooth transition into the quality jobs the company provides.

In 2012, Union Pacific attended 122 military recruiting events throughout the country, and about 23 percent of the railroad's new hires were military veterans. Union Pacific actively partners with military transition and education offices, reserve units, military panels, National Guard units, career organizations and local military committees and boards.

In addition, the company is part of the Army Reserve’s Employee Partnership Initiative and supports the Army Partnership for Youth Success program. Union Pacific also has received the U.S. government’s highest employer recognition, the Freedom Award, as well as the Military Officers Association of America’s Distinguished Service Award.

Transitioning from the Military

Recognizing there are thousands of veterans each month transitioning from active duty, Union Pacific organized and hosted its first military transition event in San Antonio, Texas, in September 2012. The event educated top military talent on how to make a successful and smooth transition to the corporate world, while highlighting career opportunities.

Union Pacific employs more than 9,000 veterans, representing about 18 percent of its total workforce. 

For more information about Union Pacific jobs and current openings, visit Careers at Union Pacific.