November 30th, 2009

Corporate America: We Fit Right In

With the economy changing constantly, more companies have decided to alter their organizational structure to reflect the progress of the current. One of the notable areas is within diversity. 

The United States is one of the most diverse countries and a handful of companies have reflected upon this notion. Diversity Inc. reports that, “The Top 50 hire 44 percent Blacks, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans, up from 33 percent five years ago. By comparison, the U.S. work force is 29 percent Black, Latino, Asian and Native American,” As a result, there has been a huge increase in the amount of college-educated minorities obtaining work within these companies.  Verizon Wireless continues to be a notable employer of diversity by developing the Retail Leadership Development Program. In fact, it is consistently ranked on the list of top employers that exemplify diversity in the workforce.

Below is a list of the top 25  companies that were included on the Top 50 List for Diversity by Diversity Inc.

No. 1 Johnson & Johnson
No. 2 AT&T
No. 3 Ernst & Young
No. 4 Marriott International
No. 5 PricewaterhouseCoopers
No. 6 Sodexo
No. 7 Kaiser Permanente
No. 8 Merck & Co.
No. 9 The Coca-Cola Co.
No. 10 IBM Corp.
No. 11 Procter & Gamble
No. 12 Verizon Communications
No. 13 American Express Co.
No. 14 Bank of America
No. 15 JPMorgan Chase
No. 16 Abbott
No. 17 Cox Communications
No. 18 Pepsi Bottling Group
No. 20 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
No. 21 KPMG
No. 22 Health Care Service Corp.
No. 23 Accenture
No. 24 PepsiCo
No. 25 Capital One Financial Corp.

Gaining employment within these companies is very competitive. However, with the increasing amount of dedicated multicultural consumers generating revenue, more job opportunities are indeed being created under the diversity realm. Multicultural advertising agencies have also reaped the benefits of this change, ultimately acquiring accounts on behalf of a few of the companies listed above. Succeeding, these companies are excelling by offering numerous professional development opportunities, trainings, and college recruitment programs. Therefore, more multicultural leaders are being produced. For more detailed information on diversity, visit

About the Author

Joshlyn Ross
A native of Oakland, California, Joshlyn Ross works diligently to share variations of industry news. She also shares words of wisdom and tips for other young professionals looking to capitalize in their respective fields.



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  2. thank for your sharing,i like it very much!

  3. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.

  4. Impressive! These companies do their best to give the diversity that needed by the employee. – Steven Wyer

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