DALLAS, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Motel 6, the iconic lodging brand managed and operated by G6 Hospitality LLC, announced today that it has been designated a 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employers survey rates companies on their ability and responsiveness to hiring and developing STEM-skilled job candidates, creating STEM career paths, and in connecting with higher education institutions that offer STEM programs. The Top 5 Industry Awards, introduced in the fall of 2015, recognize organizations providing the best job opportunities in the STEM fields profiled in STEM JobsSM magazine.
Companies participating in the survey were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a company works to: 1) Provide opportunities for employees to explore STEM careers; 2) Promote partnerships with colleges that foster STEM literacy and that connect classrooms to careers; 3) Actively engage in efforts promoting the importance of pursuing STEM literacy and how that connects to the positions for which they hire; and 4) Promote STEM programs and career paths that actively attract and engage under-represented student populations. The assessment and rights to the STEM JobsSM Approved Employers designation are available to these qualifying companies for free. Motel 6 will be featured in an upcoming issue of STEM JobsSM magazine and online as part of the 2016 List of STEM JobsSM Approved Employers.
"At Motel 6 we are incredibly honored to be named a 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer. This is a recognition that we take very seriously as we continue to hire for attitude, train for success and remain committed to providing development opportunities that effectively position our people," said Sherry Vidal-Brown, executive vice president of Human Resources.
"Our STEM JobsSM awards help employers, colleges, and K12 schools better understand the kinds of efforts that are critical to promoting highly effective, efficient STEM programs, plus how well their programs are helping students understand the value of STEM and the immense career opportunities that exist," said Glen Zollman, Vice President of STEM Jobs. "We're pleased to showcase organizations like Motel 6 that are leading the way in providing long-term STEM careers."
For more information about Motel 6's commitment to STEM fields of study and careers, visit the company's website at www.g6hospitality.com.
About G6 Hospitality LLC
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates and franchises more than 1,330 economy lodging locations under the iconic Motel 6 and the extended stay Studio 6 brands in the U.S and Canada, and Hotel 6 and Estudio 6 brands in Latin America. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality was rated one of the top ten hospitality companies according to the Hotel Management 2015 Top Hotel Companies rankings list, which evaluated over 260 hotel companies. For more information please visit G6 Hospitality LLC.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain at its 1,330 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. Growing faster than any of its competitors, Motel 6 has used the tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you®" for more than 29 years, earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 offers standard amenities including Wi-Fi Internet access, free local calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee and expanded cable channel line-up. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. Motel 6 is managed and operated by G6Hospitality LLC. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.
About STEM JobsSM:
The STEM JobsSM Approved Employers survey measures how effectively companies create and fill high-demand, high-paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist employees in achieving their career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures organizations on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board. A complete description of our methodology, advisory board and services is available at www.stemjobs.com.
STEM JobsSM media, career tools and curriculum are designed to engage students, along with their parents, teachers and guidance counselors, as they make education and career planning decisions. Using student-written articles, fun graphics and relatable content, STEM JobsSM helps students discover how to "do what they love" in a STEM-inspired career. For more information, visit www.stemjobs.com.
About Victory Media:
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media connects classrooms to careers for the nation's next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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