CSX Corp. said Thursday that it would hire more than 140 employees in Maryland this year.

The new employees, who will be based primarily in Baltimore and Cumberland, will operate trains and maintain tracks, locomotives and rail cars. The company maintains nearly 1,400 miles of track in Maryland and operates facilities in Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown and Jessup.

Applications are available on the company's website. CSX said it recruited military veterans, with nearly one in five of its employees having served in the armed forces. Last year, CSX hired about 4,000 employees companywide; nearly 350 of those positions were in Maryland.

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