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Amtrak now in a sudden hiring spurt. probably due to previous new employment foot dragging.

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Amtrak now in a sudden hiring spurt. probably due to previous new employment foot dragging.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 24, 2022 11:52 PM

Suddenly Amtrak is hiring alot of mechanical persons.  Note on this link.  NOTE:  Some of the openings are for more than one person.  It often cannot be determining by the listenings how many openings. 

Engineering & Mechanical: Careers at Amtrak

OBS employment

Customer Service: Careers at Amtrak

Also openings for a bunch of new conductors.

Railroad Operations: Careers at Amtrak

Posted for Jan 24th .  Notice Chef for NOL and amazingly CLT.


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All this hiring should have started Oct 1 IMO.  That was the start of the new fiscal year not now almost the beginning of January to this date.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:00 PM

Electrical Engineer - 90249378 - Boston 

I wonder if I should apply. I am a graduate Electrical Engineer but at the age of 86 what future would I have?

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:24 PM

Electroliner 1935

Electrical Engineer - 90249378 - Boston 

I wonder if I should apply. I am a graduate Electrical Engineer but at the age of 86 what future would I have?

 

Oh heck. Go for it.

Still in training.


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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:45 PM

Are they hiring anyone to clean the bathrooms?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:07 PM

York1

Are they hiring anyone to clean the bathrooms?

Yes a whole one person read the openings first opening listed.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:33 PM

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Electroliner 1935

Electrical Engineer - 90249378 - Boston 

I wonder if I should apply. I am a graduate Electrical Engineer but at the age of 86 what future would I have? 

Oh heck. Go for it.

I worked for the PRR in the '50s. They made me an offer. I chose to not accept it. I think I'll pass on this oportunity. PRR is NO more. Amtrak looks a little like PRR.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:15 AM

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All this hiring should have started Oct 1 IMO.  That was the start of the new fiscal year not now almost the beginning of January to this date.

I disagree, the normal cycle for a Calendar Year based business is to discuss and allocate budgets for the 1st Quarter.   Interviews to fill positions do not usually start until March with a target date to fill of April or later.    They typically only hire prior to April if they had the position open for a while or it's backfill for unplanned departures.

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:32 AM

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York1

Are they hiring anyone to clean the bathrooms? 

OBS TRAINEE Enroute Cleaner- 90291881 - Merced - Merced, CA, US, 95340

 

I read it, so make that two.

I just thought it was a funny comment.

Sorry.  My wife doesn't think I'm funny, either.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:04 AM

There is another possibility about CLT.  Since these positions have been advertized at NOL as well maybe the CLT hires will supplement the ones that originate at NOL?

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Posted by CMStPnP on Thursday, January 27, 2022 9:23 AM

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Yes a whole one person read the openings first opening listed. OBS TRAINEE Enroute Cleaner- 90291881 - Merced - Merced, CA, US, 95340

The California Zephyr is the only Western Train that carries it's own restroom cleaning crew..........not sure why.     Would be interesting to find out if it is an old work rule that predates Amtrak.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:35 PM

I suspect that this hiring streak will continue.  With almost 1/2 million new or repeat cases a day and a 7 day average 2250 deaths a day there are going to be places where there will not be C-19 free crew.  These numbers do have a few break thru cases per 100. This is going to have an effect on T&E crew availability.  Fortunately the few that will have to go to the hospital quickly recover by being vaccinated. For the next few weeks then expect more cancellations which are in the cards.

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Posted by railfanjohn on Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:44 PM

Where the heck is Charlotte, Illnois?

Location: Charlotte, IL, US

Does AMTRAK have a crew base there?

And for that matter, where is Charlotte, Washington?

Location: Charlotte, WA, US

Same question.  Crew base?

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, January 30, 2022 7:49 PM

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I suspect that this hiring streak will continue.  With almost 1/2 million new or repeat cases a day and a 7 day average 2250 deaths a day there are going to be places where there will not be C-19 free crew.  These numbers do have a few break thru cases per 100. This is going to have an effect on T&E crew availability.  Fortunately the few that will have to go to the hospital quickly recover by being vaccinated. For the next few weeks then expect more cancellations which are in the cards.

The Feds already did research on this, labor shortage is related to pandemic but not to people getting sick.    They found basically three large deficits among many of folks leaving the workforce for good or changing jobs..........

1. Women not returning to the workforce in the numbers they left.   They are attributing this to cuts in Child Care as well as home schooling requirements.

2. Retirees no longer hanging on past retirement age or seeing another job or career to start.   They attribute this to earlier robust equity markets making nest eggs larger than they were.

3. People that wanted to switch jobs before the pandemic but there was not enough opportunity at their skill level.    Some went back to college and others found positions opening at lower skill levels and just upped and quit their current job to search for something they liked better either via changing career fields or going back to school.

Conclusion is the labor shortage is not going to correct itself anytime soon.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:07 PM

railfanjohn

Where the heck is Charlotte, Illnois?

Location: Charlotte, IL, US

Does AMTRAK have a crew base there?

And for that matter, where is Charlotte, Washington?

Location: Charlotte, WA, US

Same question.  Crew base?

 

Google Maps can show you.

Still in training.


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 31, 2022 8:23 AM

CMStPnP
People that wanted to switch jobs before the pandemic but there was not enough opportunity at their skill level.

I suspect there was a LOT of that in the restaurant and hospitality business.  Certainly forced closures of the same gave a lot of people the impetus to look for greener pastures elsewhere and to never look back.  

The labor situation will straighten itself out eventually but obviously it won't happen overnight.

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Posted by York1 on Monday, January 31, 2022 9:16 AM

Lithonia Operator

 

railfanjohn

Where the heck is Charlotte, Illnois?

Location: Charlotte, IL, US

Does AMTRAK have a crew base there?

And for that matter, where is Charlotte, Washington?

Location: Charlotte, WA, US

Same question.  Crew base?

 

 

 

Google Maps says there's no such place as Charlotte, WA.

Here's what Google Maps shows for Charlotte, IL:  A farm with no railroad tracks anywhere near:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:29 AM

Must be an error for  Charlotte NC.   Doesn't one of the Piedmont Service trains have a terminal there?

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:12 PM

The Piedmonts all overnight at Capitol Yard in Raleigh. The Carolinian overnights in Charlotte and is first train out in the AM at 6:45. (Northbound Crescent is out at 5:20 AM, but takes a different route north of Greensboro)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:32 PM

Here is the posting showing CLT ., NC

Requisition ID:76915
Posting Location(s):North Carolina
Job Family/Function:Customer Service 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:49 PM

Tursday Feb 15th openings for engineers mainly on NE.  Now we know why no engineers available to rescue Acela 2151 yesterday,  (scarcasm )

Monday.


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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 9:38 AM

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