Gary railroads hiring 15,000 new workers

GARY, Ind. -- In Gary railroads are hiring 15,000 or more new workers starting this year.

This comes after adding 15,000 new hires just last year. CN Railroads even put out a ‘help wanted’ sign. Twenty percent of new hires are U.S. military veterans.

“For a guy like me who was out of work for two years, this is a fresh start for me and my family,” said Alphonso Bounds.

One in three railroaders will retire in the next five years. Officials say this is the main reason new opportunities are up for grabs.

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