BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) has been named one of Diversity Employers Magazine's (formerly The Black Collegian) Top 100 Employers for the Class of 2011. Whirlpool ranked No. 76 on the list.
The ranking is based upon the information more than 120 companies provided on their projected entry-level hires, campus recruitment activity, and the majors they plan to recruit for.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the Top 100 Employers for the Class of 2011," said D.V. Williams, global diversity lead, Whirlpool Corporation. "Diversity and inclusion is deeply embedded in Whirlpool Corporation's business processes and culture. To ensure we sustain our success as we enter our next century, we continue to proactively manage our global diversity and inclusion efforts, focusing on our most valuable asset – our people."
Earlier this year, Whirlpool Corporation was named to the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity management best practices and results – and longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across its global operations. This is the first time Whirlpool Corporation has been included in the Top 50 Companies list. The company was previously named a 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity in 2005 and 2008 and a Top 10 Company for GLBT Employees in 2007 by DiversityInc.
Whirlpool Corporation also has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality" Seal for seven consecutive years (2004-2010). The seal is given to companies that score 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, which measures policies and practices implemented to promote fairness and equality in the workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) employees.
As part of its commitment to the communities where it lives and works, Whirlpool Corporation's Maytag brand formalized a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America® in 2010 with a $4.5 million commitment over a three-year period to support and reward consistently dependable Clubs across the United States and on U.S. military installations around the world and as a result, help to strengthen the character of high-performing young people. As a part of the new venture, the "Maytag Dependable Club Award" will support Clubs that have demonstrated a commitment to greatness and have a strong plan to make an even greater impact on youth in the future.
The complete list of all the Top 100 Employers for 2011 and Additional Top Hiring Employers is available at www.diversityemployers.com.
In addition to the Top 100 Employers, the Premier Issue of Diversity Employers Magazine features the cover story "The Way Forward," by President Obama, outlining his administration's vision for new jobs creation and economic recovery; "Job Outlook for the Class of 2011" by Dr. Philip Gardner of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University; "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders"; and features on opportunities for bilingual healthcare providers, college interns and more.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation's 100th Anniversary
Founded on November 11, 1911, Whirlpool Corporation's time- and labor-saving appliance innovations have influenced home and family life during the last century. Driven by the belief that everyone needs a comfortable place to call home, Whirlpool Corporation is focused on improving lives one family, one home at a time.
About Diversity Employers
Diversity Employers Magazine features free, practical career advice and jobs information content, employer profile resources, and other tools for finding employment with organizations interested in recruiting a diverse workforce. It is successor to THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine, which concludes its 40th anniversary publishing year in a web-only format at THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online (www.blackcollegian.com). Both are published by the New Orleans-based company, IMDiversity, Inc., which also produces the IMDiversity.com Career Center and Multicultural Villages (www.imdiversity.com) and The Diversity Registry (www.diversityregistry.com).