Fast-growing south Placer County is thought as a hotbed of building, retail, and technology companies … so the county’s business and civic leaders were surprised to learn at their annual conference several days ago that Union Pacific led all companies with new hires in 2004.
UP took on 345 more staff at their Roseville facility. Total employment is near 1,200. A Union Pacific spokesman said a jump in the national economy in late 2003 prompted their hiring. More good were being shipped. Roseville is a major switching hub for freight trains shipping building products, produce, and grains in all four directions.