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Connecting our Veterans – UPVETS

UPVETS, our veteran employee resource group (ERG) was created to help attract, develop and retain veterans within our company. The group is open to all employees and gives military veterans a chance to connect with other employees throughout the system as they transition into the company and begin to navigate their careers.- As a member of UP Vets, you will have immediate access to a network of fellow service members who provide a constant source of camaraderie and mentorship.

Partnerships & Awards

Union Pacific proudly partners with military organizations throughout the country to connect with transitioning military personnel. We are frequently recognized for our commitment to hiring military veterans.
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  • Military-Friendly Employer (GI Jobs)
  • Best for Vets Employer (Military Times EDGE)
  • Hire our Heroes (US Chamber of Commerce)
  • ESGR Freedom Award

Hiring Process/Application Advice

We encourage military personnel to apply at Union Pacific within three months of your separation date – include your separation date or the day that you can start work on your application.

Applying at Union Pacific is very different from applying for a job with a military contractor. Please avoid using military acronyms or jargon. Write clearly and tailor your resume to the position for which you are applying. Highlight the training and experience you have that directly relates to the open position.

After you submit your application, you can check your status online. If you are invited to interview, your status will be updated to "Invite to Hiring Session."

You might consider applying for more than one position. As the largest railroad in North America, we frequently have similar positions open all over the country.

Please reach out to our lead military recruiter, Ed Nicholson:



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