Hiring Freeze

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Hiring Freeze

Postby Bbab0223 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:42 am

Has anyone else been given the conditional employment offer then been told they have a hiring freeze. Also does this happen often and how long does the freeze normally last.
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Re: Hiring Freeze

Postby Off Pending » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:30 pm

Bbab0223 wrote:Has anyone else been given the conditional employment offer then been told they have a hiring freeze. Also does this happen often and how long does the freeze normally last.


Welcome to life on the railroad, where downturns in traffic dictate that hiring needs no longer exist. They will start hiring again, when business improves.

In some locations, they hired conductor trainees only to turn around and immediately furlough them.

As of right now, there are very few places that actually need people. Could be a while before they start hiring again.
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Re: Hiring Freeze

Postby Droneflyer15 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:50 am

what job and location are you applying for that a hiring freeze is in effect for
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Re: Hiring Freeze

Postby Acela150 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:02 pm

Off Pending wrote:
Bbab0223 wrote:Has anyone else been given the conditional employment offer then been told they have a hiring freeze. Also does this happen often and how long does the freeze normally last.


Welcome to life on the railroad, where downturns in traffic dictate that hiring needs no longer exist. They will start hiring again, when business improves.

In some locations, they hired conductor trainees only to turn around and immediately furlough them.

As of right now, there are very few places that actually need people. Could be a while before they start hiring again.


Trainees don't get furloughed.. They lose their job. They don't have seniority.
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Re: Hiring Freeze

Postby lakeshoredave » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:30 am

I've noticed the same thing since I have applied for a few jobs with Norfolk Southern and haven't heard back at all since I applied to those jobs late last year. With traffic being down on most class 1 railroads, that is why they are not hiring.
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