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Jacobs ranks No. 55 on Forbes’ first-ever America's Best Employers for Diversity list


Forbes has recognized CH2M (now Jacobs) in its first-ever America's Best Employers for Diversity list, where we ranked 55 out of 250 companies across all industries in the U.S. Through independent employee surveys, researching diversity policies and examining the scope of diversity across executive suites and boards, Forbes evaluated diversity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability in compiling the list of companies with 1,000 or more workers.

“Jacobs and legacy CH2M have a history of valuing diversity and inclusion, and as we bring our two organizations together, we continue to elevate our commitment to attracting, inspiring and developing diverse talent,” said Global Human Resources Senior Vice President Shelie Gustafson. “We believe in creating an environment where people feel they belong and are included – where they can thrive – and in the end, Jacobs will attract and retain the diverse workforce required to bring innovative solutions to our clients.”

“Diversity has become a business imperative, because it makes businesses better places and richer in every sense of the word,” said Forbes’ Leadership Editor, Fred Allen. “And so Forbes, working with our data partners at Statista, is proud to be releasing its first annual ranking of the best employers for diversity in America. We surveyed 30,000 employees at companies across the nation and also researched those companies’ workforces and practices, and we hope that by introducing the definitive listing honoring the top performers we will stir discussion of the importance of diversity and inclusion and reinforce employers’ determination to do the best at it they can.”

Forbes partnered with Statista in compiling the definitive list.  For more on the unique process involved in researching diversity across the companies considered, click here.