Railroads are putting out help-wanted signs across America, aiming to hire 15,000 new workers nationwide this year. Hundreds of people lined up at a recent job fair in Gary, Ind., to get a job with "one of the longtime engines of our economy," as this news report says. "These are jobs that are not going to be outsourced and shipped overseas. These are American jobs," said Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger. "They pay well. Once you’ve been on the job, the average, including benefits, is about $100,000 a year."
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