Please share this information with the appropriate members of your staff who file service and compensation reporting forms for employees of your organization.
RRB Employment Services
Effective April 1, 2017, the Central Register will no longer be available as a basic employment service. The two remaining services operated by the RRB include:
- the Job Vacancy Listing, and
An explanation of each employment service follows.
Job Vacancy Listing
The RRB maintains a listing of railroad-related job vacancies. The listing is available through RRB field offices to railroad employees interested in seeking new jobs. When an employer posts a job vacancy with a RRB field office, experienced unemployed railroad workers throughout the country can be made aware of the opening.
Notices of job vacancies may be provided to the RRB by mail, telephone (Toll-Free: 877-772-5772), facsimile or email (see ATTACHMENT 1 in the PDF above). Each notice should be submitted to the RRB field office where the position is located and include:
- the title of the position;
- the class or craft of the job(s);
- the closing date for applications, if any;
- the approximate number of employees to be hired;
- the employer name;
- the location of the job(s);
- the pay minimum/maximum & type (daily, hourly, monthly, weekly, or yearly);
- required and/or preferred qualifications, education, and experience of the position(s); and
- the name, address, telephone number, and title of the individual with authority to hire employees for each of the job opening.
If arrangements have not already been made, please have your local hiring official contact the nearest RRB field office to report any job vacancies.
RRB Online Listing
The RRB maintains an online listing of employer job vacancies at www.rrb.gov. For further information on any of the vacancies listed, an employee can call the nearest RRB field office (Toll-Free: 877-772-5772) and ask for details.
It is strongly suggested employers who have job openings listed on their company’s website should create a link going directly to the listing in order to better assist those looking for employment. To obtain more information, contact the RRB's Compensation & Employer Services Center at the number listed above or send an email directly to JVL@rrb.gov.
Benefit to Employers
The RRB requests employers to report job vacancy information to the agency. Although furnishing job vacancy information is voluntary, failure to furnish it defeats the purpose of the RRB's placement program by decreasing the opportunities for employment of persons claiming railroad unemployment insurance benefits. This in turn increases the amounts of benefits charged to employers and can affect contribution rates under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.
If you have questions or need additional information about the RRB's placement program, please contact the manager of your local RRB field office.