The Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act authorizes the RRB to operate a free placement service. The primary purpose of the placement service is to secure new employment for experienced railroad workers who have lost their jobs.
When a claimant applies for unemployment benefits, he or she also applies for employment service. The claimant will probably be interviewed by an RRB representative who will try to help secure employment if he or she does not have good prospects of returning to his or her former job. The claimant may be referred by the representative to a suitable railroad job; otherwise, an effort will be made towards placement in a nonrailroad job for which the claimant appears qualified.
As part of its placement service, the RRB maintains a list of job openings reported by railroads. The list is available for review at all RRB offices and on our website. The booklet, Guide to Finding the Right Job (Form UB-12), is also available from any RRB office and online.