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Training: You will attend two or three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.
Track Worker-030702 Job Summary: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. Replace or repair track switches with specific components. Slide and align tie plates. Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together. Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge Cut rails to specific lengths etc. Pay Rate Entry Rate $19.36/hour Full Rate $21.52/hour Promotional/ Advancement Opportunities: Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified. Machine Operator $23.25 – $24.81/hour Welder Helper $21.93/hour Bridge Tender $21.93/hour Bridge Mechanic $22.65/hour Foreman $22.71 – $25.53/hour Track Inspector $23.98 – $25.14/hour Qualifications: High School diploma/GED; 18 years of age or older; Valid Driver’s License
At CSX, two of the company’s core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.
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|People QuickFacts||Cobb County||Georgia|
|Population, 2011 estimate||697,553||9,815,210|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||688,078||9,687,660|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011||1.4%||1.3%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011||6.9%||7.0%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011||25.3%||25.4%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011||9.1%||11.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2011||51.4%||51.1%|
|White persons, percent, 2011 (a)||66.7%||63.2%|
|Black persons, percent, 2011 (a)||25.9%||31.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a)||0.5%||0.5%|
|Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a)||4.7%||3.4%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011||2.2%||1.8%|
|Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b)||12.5%||9.1%|
|White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011||56.0%||55.5%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010||81.5%||82.3%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010||15.2%||9.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010||19.5%||12.7%|
|High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010||90.2%||83.5%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010||43.8%||27.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010||29.7||27.0|
|Housing units, 2010||286,490||4,088,801|
|Homeownership rate, 2006-2010||69.6%||67.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010||25.1%||20.5%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010||$211,000||$161,400|
|Persons per household, 2006-2010||2.62||2.66|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010||$33,110||$25,134|
|Median household income 2006-2010||$65,522||$49,347|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010||10.6%||15.7%|
|Business QuickFacts||Cobb County||Georgia|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2009||19,247||219,3481|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2009||303,501||3,410,5051|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009||-3.0%||-2.1%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2009||62,097||734,830|
|Total number of firms, 2007||77,945||901,105|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||18.6%||20.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.7%||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||4.8%||5.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.1%||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||5.5%||3.6%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||31.7%||30.9%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||5,651,641||144,280,774|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||15,524,844||141,962,359|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||10,480,711||117,516,907|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$15,157||$12,326|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,393,471||16,976,235|
|Building permits, 2011||1,758||18,493|
|Federal spending, 2010||6,730,926||92,387,1191|
|Geography QuickFacts||Cobb County||Georgia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||339.55||57,513.49|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2,026.4||168.4|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Area|
Public Policy and External Relations
July 17, 2012
BOND COURT CHANGES
We applaud Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for taking a step in the right direction by releasing a report detailing new initiatives to reform the bond court system (Chicago Tribune: “Cook County looking at bond court changes,” July 12, 2012).
Those of us who work to break the cycle of crime and detention that destroys people’s lives and destabilizes communities are deeply encouraged, especially when all stakeholders involved with the report agree that we can do better.
We’re pleased that the County has identified effective ways to spend less of its budget on incarceration, and more on properly assessing and supporting those who could return to their families and communities at little to no risk to overall public safety.
According to the report released on July 12, 2012, by the Justice Advisory Council, it’s estimated that 900 inmates out of the 9,400 currently incarcerated are non-violent offenders with low bonds, yet they cannot afford to post bail or don’t have a residence, making them ineligible for home monitoring.
Under this new proposal, the county will save money-an estimated $143 per prisoner per day-and free up jail space by releasing low-level inmates who currently must remain incarcerated if they are unable to post the required bond money. And-most importantly-this cost saving will come at very low risk to the safety of our communities.
Through home monitoring, these low-risk defendants can continue to work, help their families or attend school. They can participate in critical out patient, community-based programs that successfully treat drug and alcohol addiction and are proven to reducing the overall recidivism rate. Rather than waiting idle for their trial at the Cook County Jail, they’ll have access to services that will provide them with the skills necessary to become law-abiding contributors to society.
Rather than sitting in jail at taxpayer expense, our hope is that many low-risk defendants will be returned to their communities and provided services that will allow them to make better life choices, rebuild their families, improve their communities, and become productive citizens. When that happens, we all benefit.