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Norfolk Southern Supports 'Hiring Our Heroes' Event

NORFOLK, Va., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern will participate in a "Hiring Our Heroes" fair with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans and military spouses seek employment opportunities in the rail industry.

The free hiring fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, at Chicago Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. A dozen employers and some 115 prospective employees will be in attendance.

Veterans locomotives from Norfolk Southern and Amtrak will be staged at the event to honor attendees. NS and other representatives will be on site to discuss job opportunities.

Over the past six years, Norfolk Southern has hired some 1,300 veterans, and today 14 percent of the total NS workforce – more than 4,200 employees – are veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves.

Hiring Our Heroes fairs are designed to help veterans and their families find employment opportunities in the fastest growing markets and industries. There have been more than 530 hiring fairs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. In 2012, more than 18,400 veterans and military spouses obtained jobs through this program. For more information, visit

NS job opportunities can be found on the website at

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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