All aboard — freight trains could be a ticket out of the unemployment line. While the jobless rate in Flathead County stays high, one major employer is bucking the trend.
BNSF Railway has been on a hiring spree this past year, adding as many as 415 employees in Montana.
Locally, 41 new employees have been hired in Whitefish. The BNSF office near Depot Park has become so busy they recently reclaimed a public parking lot to accommodate the new employees. Continued