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Norfolk-Southern plans massive hiring spree

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - If you want to work on the railroad... now is your chance.  Norfolk Southern is going on a massive hiring spree.

Each day 75-90 Norfolk Southern freight trains operate through Fort Wayne.  There are more than 400 employees that currently work at the Norfolk Southern rail yard in New Haven.

 The booming economy has increased demand for railway workers.

The railroad needs to hire up to 65 train conductors within the next year.The company plans to hold job fairs across northeast Indiana to fill those positions.

Candidates do not need a high school diploma, however you must be 18-years-old. Trainees will attend "railroad university" for three weeks before returning to Indiana for more classroom training and field training.

The minimum salary is about $46,000 with the potential to make more than $100,000 depending on seniority and location.

Norfolk Southern is also are hiring conductors in Elkhart and across our 22-state rail network. All total, the company is looking for a total of 1,000 conductors in 2018.

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