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170 Norfolk Southern Employees head back to work

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Good economic news is heading Roanoke's way and its traveling by train.

According to Virginia spokesperson for Norfolk Southern, Robin Chapman 170 furloughed employees are heading back to work.

Of those men and women, 60 were hired with train services to permanent locations across the United States within Norfolk Southern.

70 transferred out to temporary positions at other locations that will be guaranteed up until December.

Chapman says that Roanoke furloughed employees were eligible to take those positions.

The Roanoke locomotive facility just welcomed back 42 of those furloughed employees with permanent positions.

30 formerly employed within the mechanical department were hired back on in Roanoke as communication and signal workers.

Chapman says 12 of those positions were newly created at the Roanoke location.

Chapman credits the rehires to a mix of high traffic and more business within Norfolk Southern locations in 22 states.

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