NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The job market is tight, but one local commuter railroad is looking to bring in new workers.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

When the new year begins, Metro-North Railroad expects a spate of retirements.

“The people who started at Metro-North at its inception on January 1st, 1983 are reaching their potential 30-year retirement date,” spokesperson Marjorie Anders told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.

Anders said many of those conductors and engineers will likely retire. This means Metro-North is hiring and plenty of people are looking.

LINK: Metro-North Employment Opportunities

“Well, I have to say it’s overwhelming. We get thousands of applicants for every class,” she said.

There are currently nearly 120 people taking classes to fill the openings.

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