The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Honors Kimberly-Clark as 2007 Employer of the Year Kimberly-Clark selected as top employer via survey of SHPE members



    DALLAS, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Hispanic Professional
 Engineers (SHPE) has announced that global company Kimberly-Clark is the
 2007 SHPE Employer of the Year, according to a survey of SHPE members.
 Members include engineers and technical professionals, as well as college
 students.
     SHPE members voted Kimberly-Clark as the 2007 SHPE Employer of the Year
 based on their personal preferences as to which company would be the best
 to work for from an employee's standpoint. Kimberly-Clark was also
 recognized by members as a company known for providing upward mobility and
 growth opportunities for Latinos. Other companies that were highly ranked
 based on upward mobility and growth opportunities were IBM Corporation,
 Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Inc. and Verizon Communications, Inc.
 Kimberly-Clark, IBM Corporation and The Boeing Company were also chosen as
 three of the best organizations for recruitment practices and SHPE
 involvement.
     "Kimberly-Clark is well-known for its commitment to its customers,
 employees and the community, and our SHPE members' selection confirms the
 company's reputation as an excellent employer," said Diana Gomez, SHPE
 national president. "The corporate partnership and involvement of
 Kimberly-Clark employees as SHPE members has greatly benefited our
 organization, and we are thrilled to announce Kimberly-Clark as the 2007
 SHPE Employer of the Year."
     "Kimberly-Clark is honored to be chosen by SHPE as its 2007 Employer of
 the Year," said Lesley Hoare, vice president of talent management &
 diversity and inclusion. "As a global company, we are committed to
 partnering with such professional organizations like SHPE as we continue
 cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires
 our diverse global team to thrive professionally. We believe in promoting a
 culture that values and capitalizes on individual and collective talents.
 Diverse opinions, perspectives and ideas make Kimberly-Clark a more
 innovative organization."
     In other SHPE survey findings, career advancement was found as the most
 important factor in selecting a job by all members, with 83 percent of
 students and 73 percent of professionals rating it as extremely important.
 Twenty two percent of students plan to pursue an engineering career in the
 aerospace industry, 21 percent in energy/utility/gas and 17 percent in
 computer tech/software. Asked about the best sources of information for job
 opportunities, 66 percent of students rated career fairs as an excellent
 source, 58 percent rated "having worked there myself" as an excellent
 source and 55 percent rated "knowing someone who worked there" as an
 excellent source.
     Kimberly-Clark has developed employee programs that retain and recruit
 skilled talent reflective of its customers, consumers and communities, and
 the company communicates that valuing and managing diversity and inclusion
 is a critical component for its long-term success. Its commitment to
 diversity also includes cultivating employee networks to connect people who
 have common interests and backgrounds and supporting national organizations
 who, like SHPE, are dedicated to advancing diversity.
     Kimberly-Clark is a leading global health and hygiene company employing
 more than 55,000 people worldwide and posting sales of $16.7 billion in
 2006. Headquartered in Dallas with operations in 37 countries,
 Kimberly-Clark's global brands are sold in more than 150 countries. Every
 day, 1.3 billion people use Kimberly-Clark brands like Kleenex, Scott,
 Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, securing the No. 1 or
 No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.
     SHPE, Inc. is the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical
 talent, committed to enhancing America's position in math, science,
 engineering and technology with a strong and talented Hispanic workforce.
 SHPE provides its membership of students and professionals with increased
 educational opportunities, professional and personal growth, and
 involvement in education, business and government issues. For more
 information, please visit http://www.shpe.org.
 
 

SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

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