VIRGINIA BEACH. Va. (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Sept. 12 that for the second consecutive year, LATINAStyle Magazine has named NEXCOM as one of the top 50 companies in the United States for providing the best career opportunities for Hispanic women.
Of NEXCOM's nearly 14,000 associates worldwide, more than 11 percent are Hispanic and seven percent are Hispanic women.
"To win this award two years in a row shows that NEXCOM fully embraces its diversity policy of fostering an inclusive workforce," said retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, NEXCOM's chief executive officer. "We know that building a diverse workforce will make our organization stronger and better for both our associates as well as our customers. I am so very proud of all of our associates who embrace diversity and respect the special talents found in each of us."
According to LATINAStyle, the companies chosen as the "2013 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States" lead the way in providing retirement plans, programs to assist military personnel to readjust to the working field, training and leadership programs to place Latinas on a fast track to promotions and recognition, as well as Hispanic affinity groups to better understand the needs of its Latino employee population, particularly its Latinas.
NEXCOM will receive its award Feb. 6, 2014.
For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.