Norfolk Southern Rehires 42 Workers

Roanoke, VA (AP) - More than 40 Norfolk Southern Corp. workers laid off in Roanoke have returned to work.

Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman says that 30 workers were rehired in the railroad's communications and signal system. Another dozen were brought back to work in the locomotive shop.

The rehired employees were among about 200 workers laid off last October in the Roanoke and Bluefield areas.

Chapman says 60 permanent and 70 temporary positions have opened up since October throughout Norfolk Southern's system.