Railroad companies search for workers; offer bonuses up to $25K

Railroad companies search for workers; offer bonuses up to $25K
BNSF Railway is offering hiring bonuses. (Source: BNSF)

(WWBT) - BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Corp. are offering signing bonuses to railroad workers of up to $25,000. This is due to railroad companies struggling to fill jobs.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Union Pacific is offering $10,000 to $20,000 "hiring incentives" to train workers in cities such as Denver, Kansas City, Mo., etc.

However, the company is wooing electricians with a $25,000 signing bonus to locations outside of Milwaukee and other cities.

BNSF's hiring bonuses for mechanical employees range from $10,000 to $15,000, the company tweeted.

Railroad companies based on the East Coast, such as CSX and Norfolk Southern, are not offering hiring bonuses.

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