DALLAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hispanic Business Magazine just announced that Southwest Airlines has been selected as one of the 2010 Diversity Elite companies in the United States. The list will be featured in the September issue of Hispanic Business Magazine. Southwest Airlines exemplified the inclusion of diversity measures in the workplace by meeting more than 32 variables that measure a company's commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.
Top companies on this year's list went well beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more Hispanic consumers and increase their businesses with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
For a more in-depth, comprehensive listing of the companies, visit www.hispanicbusiness.com during the month of September to receive a categorical breakdown of the Diversity Elite 60.
"We are proud to be selected by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the top Diversity Elite 60 companies," said Jeff Lamb, Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief People Officer at Southwest. "At Southwest Airlines, Diversity and Inclusion means having a modern and multi-faceted work force as a key competitive advantage in the national marketplace."
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