BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation has been named a Best Employer for Diversity 2019 by Forbes. The list recognizes companies that embrace diversity and inclusion and the valuable role it plays in attracting talented employees and building strong business.
"Diversity and inclusion are a priority at Whirlpool Corporation, and we are grateful for this important recognition of our efforts," said Camille Cunningham Pierce, senior director of Global Diversity & Inclusion. "We recognize and take seriously the value that a diverse employee population has in helping ensure we are meeting the needs of our consumers. Equally and possibly even more important is the focus we have on creating an inclusive workplace environment as the key to attracting, engaging, and retaining all of our talent."
Whirlpool Corporation is regularly recognized as a leading company in efforts related to diversity and inclusion. Recently, Whirlpool Corporation was featured on the 2018 Disability Equality Index® as one of the best places for people with disabilities to work, and the Human Rights Campaign named Whirlpool Corporation one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT employees in 2018.
To create its second annual ranking of Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research company. Statista conducted surveys involving 50,000 American employees working for businesses with at least 1,000 people supporting U.S. operations to compile the 2019 list.
Click here to see the full list of Best Employers for Diversity 2019.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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