Abbott Recognized in FORTUNE and U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazines as One of the Nation's Top Companies for Diversity
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) recently was recognized as a leading company for diversity in two publications. Abbott was named an "Industry Sector Leader" in a special section on diversity in FORTUNE magazine, marking the 10th straight year that Abbott has been honored for diversity in the magazine. In addition, Abbott was named one of the "Most Admired Employers for 2007" by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.
"At Abbott, we value the diversity of our products, technologies, markets and most importantly, our people," said Stephen Fussell, senior vice president, Human Resources, Abbott. "Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of Abbott's business, and we are gratified to be recognized for our continued efforts to attract and retain minority professionals."
The companies honored for diversity in FORTUNE magazine were selected by the National Organization for Diversity in Sales and Marketing Inc., based on applications submitted by companies. Abbott was honored for excellence in diversity strategy and initiatives. The annual diversity supplement appears in the Oct. 29, 2007 issue of FORTUNE magazine.
U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine named Abbott a
"Most Admired Employer for 2007" based on results of a national survey of
minorities in the fields of science, engineering and information
technology, as well as non-technical professionals. Survey results
identified strong corporate ethics, learning opportunities and excellent
benefits as the most important employer charac
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