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Kagere named SJAK Footballer of the Year

first_img“This award comes through hard work and hard work pains. I didn’t do this alone, with the help of team-mates, office and staff, I get this as the best player,” an emotional Kagere said as he picked the award, presented by Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia.Kagere kising he trophy after being named the SJAK Most Valuable Player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKagere had a brilliant season with K’Ogalo in his second return, directly contributing to 18 goals, scoring 14 and assisting four. He was the first runner up to Michael Olunga in 2015 when the two partnered to deliver the title unbeatenKagere won the accolade ahead of team-mate George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and Golden Boot winner Masoud Juma from Kariobangi Sharks.Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba picks his keeper of the year award from State House’s Dennis Itumbi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Golden Glove went to Kariobangi Sharks goal keeper, John Oyemba who managed 16 clean sheets, beating Kakamega Homeboyz custodian David Juma (15) to second place while Posta Rangers’ Patrick Matasi (15) was third.Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohammed was named the Defender of the Year, ahead of Posta Rangers’ Jockins Atudo while Godfrey Walusimbi made the podium by finishing third.Gor’s Musa Mohammed receiving the defender of the year award from Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa (center). Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the Midfielder of the Year category, Blackberry waded off stiff competition from Nzoia Sugar FC’s Lawrence Juma who was runners-up while Michael Madoya from Zoo FC settled for third.Masoud won the Gooden Boot after notching 17 goals this season, Kagere took the runners-up award after scoring 14 goals while the third position saw Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt FC) and Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars) share the accolade after netting 13 goals each.Kariobangi Sharks striker Masoud Juma receiving the Goolden Boot Award from AIPS President Gianni Merlo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAZoo FC striker, Nicholas Kipkirui was named the New Young Player ahead of AFC Leopards’ Vincent Oburu who was second while Nzoia Sugar FC defender Brian Otieno was second runners-up.After transforming Sofapaka FC to finishing second in the KPL, Ugandan tactician Sam Ssimbwa scooped the Coach of the Year Award ahead of Kariobangi Sharks’ William Muluya who was runners-up after guiding the newly promoted team to third place in the league.Mike Mururi was second runners-up after guiding Kakamega Homeboyz to fifth position in the league.All nominees received Sh300,000 courtesy of the National Sports Fund with all winners taking home a 49-inch smart television, runners-up were awarded a fridge while third place finishers went home with a microwave all courtesy of sponsors LG Electronics.WinnersMVPMeddie KagereGolden GloveJohn Oyemba – Kariobangi SharksDavid Juma- Kakamega HomeboyzPatrick Matasi – Posta RangersDefenderMusa Mohammed – Gor MahiaJockins Atudo- Posta RangersGodfrey Walusimbi – Gor MahiaMidfielderGeorge ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo – Gor MahiaLawrence Juma- Nzoia Sugar FCMichael Madoya – Zoo FCNew Young PlayerNicholas Kipkirui –Zoo FCVincent Oburu –AFC LeopardsBrian Otieno – Nzoia Sugar FCGolden BootMasoud Juma – Kariobangi SharksMeddie Kagere – Gor MahiaKepha Aswani – Nakumatt FCJacques Tuyisenge – Gor MahiaStephen Waruru- Ulinzi Stars0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Meddie Kagere receives his MVP award. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 – Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere was the big winner of the night picking the ultimate prize after being crowned the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) 2017 Footballer of the Year in a glittering ceremony held at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi on Monday night.Local football royalty gathered at the black-tie gala to bow to their new king who takes over from last year’s winner Kenneth Muguna having played a pivotal role in steering K’Ogalo to their record 16th title.last_img read more

Mile 62 fire brings community together

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When Chuck Fowler received the call from his mother that their property was on fire he travelled from Mile 58 to do what he could to help.Arriving on the scene, Fowler phoned Enbridge and P&G to advise them of the situation as their line was close. They would then call 911 as they knew they were not in Charlie Lakes Fire District.Trying to find people with water trucks they managed to locate a Vac truck. and started fighting the perimeter of the fire. There was a hoe that was also used to attack the fire as they could not get into the big part of the fire shared Fowler.- Advertisement -Fowler goes on to say they tried to contact all residents to move their equipment. “By the grace of God, the fire went on a bit of an angle,” said Fowler “That managed to go between a dump structure and the home on 252 Road.”Fowler went on to say “For whatever reason, the fire angled and went away from the home and saved the residents tank truck.”The fire was reported to start at approximately 3:30 pm, Fowler commends the Forestry’s response time as he said the Bomber was in the air with 10-15 men on site within 40 minutes. “We were grateful,” said Fowler.Advertisement 5-6 Hectares of land were extinguished and controlled and nobody was hurt all within 5 hours which makes a good news story out of a bad news story shared Fowler.To read more on the fire; CLICK HERElast_img read more

MAN ADMITS ROBBING ‘HAPPY DAYS’ SHOP

first_imgA man has admitted robbing a Happy Days shop in Letterkenny.Chad Mitchell of 43 Windmill View in Letterkenny was arraigned on two charges of robbery.The first related to the theft of €300 in cash at Happy Days store, Ballyraine, Letterkenny after putting Mr Roger McMahon in fear on June 4, 2015. The second charge related to robbing Barbara Dolan of a Samsung mobile phone worth €200 and a grey cash box at Academy Court, Letterkenny June 17, 2015.He pleaded guilty to both.Defence Barrister Charlotte Simpson sought a probation and welfare report as well as a psychiatric report be carried out.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned sentencing until the next sittings of the Circuit Court and invited the victims to make a victim impact statement.MAN ADMITS ROBBING ‘HAPPY DAYS’ SHOP was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chad Mitchellletterkennyrobberythieflast_img read more

DDTV: ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA ON SHOW AT DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL

first_imgALAS, another year of the City of Derry Jazz Festival has come and gone. And what a show it was…with Van Morrison et all wooing huge crowds.Stars of the festival included our very own Errigal Groove Orchestra.Click to hear and see Donegal’s finest in action!  DDTV: ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA ON SHOW AT DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA ON SHOW AT DERRY JAZZ FESTIVALlast_img read more

Man arrested in connection with Bridgend road death is released

first_imgA man arrested in connection with an incident in which a young man in his 20s was killed in Bridgend has been released by Gardai.The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested at the scene of a fatal road crash between the Donegal and Derry border last night.The dead man has been named locally as Emmett McClelland from Coshquin in Derry. Mr McClelland, who was in his 20s, was struck by an Opel Vectra car around 11.55pm while walking.A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and taken to Buncrana Garda station for questioning.He was released without charge late this afternoon and a file on the matter is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Gardai are reiterated their appeal for witnesses to the incident to come forward. Man arrested in connection with Bridgend road death is released was last modified: March 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA calls for investors in solar park

first_img30 September 2010 The South African government has extended an invitation to the private sector to invest in an envisaged multi-billion rand solar park – a concentrated zone of solar generating plants and solar component manufacturing facilities – in the Northern Cape. Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday during a conference on South Africa’s energy future, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said that developing the solar plants for the park was expected to cost billions of US dollars. These costs, to be incurred over a period of 10 years, would largely be borne by the private sector, Peters said. “We are looking primarily to the private sector,” said the department’s acting deputy director-general for electricity, nuclear and clean energy, Ompi Aphane. “We don’t see the fiscus being overburdened [by the project].” Wide-ranging benefits A solar park would alleviate the pressure on South Africa’s largely coal-based energy supply. It is estimated that a 5 000 MW park constructed over a decade could create about 12 300 construction jobs annually. The project is also expected to create about 3 010 operations and maintenance jobs by the time the last solar plant is constructed. Besides the jobs that would be created by the park, South Africa would be given the opportunity to become a manufacturer of solar technology materials.Pre-feasibility study conducted The Department of Energy signed an agreement with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in 2009 to prepare a pre-feasibility study into the potential for creating a solar park in South Africa. The study was conducted with the financial and technical backing of the CCI. Peters said the study found that the Northern Cape was ideal for a solar park because of the abundance of sunshine in the province. Land availability, connection to the national electricity grid, and water availability (through the Orange River) were also deciding factors in choosing the Northern Cape. A number of developers are said to have shown interest in the project. The government predicts that the solar park project will reach commercialisation within the next two years, depending on interest from investors. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Unity needed to move South Africa forward: Zuma

first_img24 May 2014Humbled but determined to lead the country for another five years, President Jacob Zuma says he will need the backing of a united and cohesive nation to move South Africa forward.Delivering his first address to the nation after being sworn in as President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday, Zuma said the new administration would promote nation building programmes to help “rebuild the soul of our nation”.This, he said, was because many South Africans still bore the emotional scars caused by decades of apartheid divisions and hatred.“Therefore, the national healing and reconciliation process has to continue. We will work together to promote unity, understanding and tolerance across race and colour lines, as we build a South Africa that truly belongs to all,” he said after taking the oath of the highest office in the land.He said South Africa was a nation that had produced generations of selfless freedom fighters, who had made untold sacrifices so that everyone could live in a country that was free of racial discrimination and oppression.“Today we wish to acknowledge the contribution of every South African to the process of renewal, reconstruction and development of this country in the past 20 years of freedom. It is through your hard work, that we are able to count so many achievements in only 20 years of freedom.”The President opened his inauguration speech by expressing his gratitude.“I am greatly honoured to stand before you today, to accept the mandate bestowed upon us by millions of our people … I accept this responsibility and privilege with great humility, given the history of our country and where we come from as a nation.”He reminded the nation that this year marked 20 years of freedom and 20 years since Nelson Mandela had taken the same oath in the same amphitheatre – since renamed after Mandela, who died in December last year.Zuma said a lot of progress had been made in the country since democracy, although challenges remained. “We will strive to build a caring society and to be an administration that will serve our people with courtesy, ubuntu and efficiency.”After the formal ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, Zuma proceeded to the Southern Lawns to greet those who had gathered to witness the occasion.He thanked the more than 20 000-strong crowd for casting their votes during the general elections two weeks ago, and assured them that the government would work hard to deliver on its promises over the next five years.“As government we are determined to do what we have promised to do. This is your government, and we urge everybody to work with us. If we are together, we are stronger to deliver on what we have promised,” he said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Natural Fibers, Part Two: Meet the Products

first_imgAs an eco-nerd at heart, I love researching and reading up on products. Here is what I’ve found when sourcing sustainable natural fibers for fabrics and rugs.Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers. It is grown and harvested using sustainable agricultural methods, which reduces/eliminates pests, enhances growth, maintains soil quality, and protects cotton harvesters. When grown organically, damage to the soil, environment, or human health is significantly less; plus, the fiber is stronger because of no chemical processing.On the flip side, manufacturing organic cotton requires large amounts of water; when possible, look for crops from fields that receive sufficient rainfall to irrigate the crops.Biologist Sally Fox developed colored organic cotton with fibers long enough to be spun into thread. It grows naturally in shades of green, brown, and natural, with the added benefit of being fade resistant.Organic cotton is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Organic wool harvested by sustainable ranchers is a strong, beautiful fiber with few limitations, plus amazing longevity and durability. Naysayers debate that sheep emit high levels of carbon dioxide and abuse the land. Wool also needs to be scoured, which requires significant amounts of water and leads to polluted waste water.Ensure that the wool is unbleached or bleached with ozone-based products and dyed with responsible, eco-friendly methods rather than with heavy metal dyes.Organic wool is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, inherently fire retardant, stain resistant, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Soy silk is a by-product of the tofu-making process; the liquefied soy proteins are extruded into fibers, which are then spun into soft and lustrous textiles. Because of the high protein base, it takes well to natural dyes.Legend has it that Henry Ford wore a suit made of soy silk in the 1940s, and Ford cars sported soy-fiber upholstery. I’ve yet to find upholstery fabrics made from soy silk—let me know if you come across a source—but they are just around the corner. I’ve knit with skeins of soy silk yarn and love the soft, luxurious texture.Flax (aka linen) is created by processing, spinning, and weaving flax fibers (from the plant’s stem) into a strong, durable cloth. Linen keeps you cool and dry, absorbing moisture before feeling damp, and gets softer and stronger the more it is used. Another plus is that it is colorfast and nonallergenic.Flax requires little water and fertilizers and is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Ramie, also known as China grass, is a flowering plant native to Asia. It is one of the strongest fibers, highly absorbent, and naturally stain resistant.Ramie is often blended with other fibers such as cotton and hemp to produce fabrics with enhanced durability.Ramie grows with little water and fertilizers, is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Bamboo is a renewable grass, which classifies it as eco-friendly. It has natural antibacterial properties and is hypoallergenic; plus, it drapes like silk but is more durable and less expensive.“Panda-friendly’ bamboo plants are a must! These grow quickly without fertilizers or pesticides and require minimal amounts of water. The grasses also release 35% more oxygen into the air than an equivalent stand of trees. Bamboo fabric is created from the pulp of the stalk and readily accepts dyes, and there is no need for chlorine bleach.The negative aspect of the process comes from the sulfuric acid used in the processing of the pulp. This contributes minimally to air pollution and the waste water and must be neutralized with bacteria before it is returned to the ecosystem.Bamboo grows with little water and fertilizers, is rapidly renewable, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and ultimately biodegradable.Tencel is a newer fabric made from wood pulp cellulose. It is a branded lyocell fiber that comes from eucalyptus trees, which yield a high-quality fiber with less water from a fast-growing tree. (For an even greener product, look for trees that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).)A nontoxic organic solvent is created from the wood pulp, which is than reclaimed and recycled in a closed-loop spinning process that conserves energy and water. Statistics show that up to 95% of the solvent is recovered and reused. Look for Tencel that does not utilize harmful chemicals (like formaldehyde) to treat the fibrillation of the fibers.One of the drawbacks of Tencel and other lyocell-based fabrics is that that they don’t take well to dyes. This may lead to the use of a chemical-based dye process or other treatments that are not eco-friendly.Tencel comes from a plant that requires little water and fertilizers and is rapidly renewable, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Jute comes from a flowering vegetable plant that grows to 10 feet tall. Historically, the plant fiber has been used to make rope, twine, carpet, and rugs. Jute, an inherently strong fiber, is one of the cheapest natural fibers available. It has also been used to make paper, geotextile (a fiberglass alternative), and particleboard.More good news! Jute improves soil quality, is carbon dioxide neutral and 100% recyclable and biodegradable without causing environmental hazards.Jute grows with little water and fertilizers and is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.Ingeo is the product of a joint venture between Cargill and Teijin. It is a man-made fiber made out of corn: The starch and sugars from corn is extracted and processed into a fiber, which is then spun into yarn or woven into fabric. Ingeo is an innovative material that is emerging as an eco-friendly alternative.Ingeo is a trademark of NatureWorks LLC, which claims Ingeo to be the world’s first man-made fiber derived from 100% renewable resources. “Ingeo fiber combines the qualities of natural and synthetic fibers in a new way,” the company states. “Strength and resilience are balanced with comfort, softness, and drape in textiles. In addition, Ingeo fiber has good moisture management characteristics. This means that Ingeo fiber is ideally suited to fabrics from fashion to furnishings.”The fabric absorbs odors and is stain and fade resistant and hypoallergenic, but it doesn’t retain moisture.Hemp may be last in this list, but certainly not least! Let’s take a look at one of my favorite kinds—cannabis—cultivated for nondrug use into industrial hemp. Hemp is a multiuse natural fiber with remarkable benefits and attributes. Its long strands of fiber are suitable for spinning with minimal processing, creating the strongest of the natural fibers.Hemp is gaining status as an environmentally friendly alternative, with a beautiful hand, feel, and drape. It grows quickly and densely, eliminating the need for herbicides, pesticides, and artificial fertilizers, and it needs no irrigation, as it flourishes on average rainfall.Hemp comes in an assortment of textures and weights; it can be found in woven or knit fabrics, ropes, belts, area rugs and carpets; plus, it is insect and mildew resistant.Hemp, currently imported from China, is still illegal to grow in many areas of the world, being confused with the marijuana plant. Advocates and stakeholders are working with legislators toward changing current laws.Hemp grows with little water and fertilizers and is rapidly renewable, minimally processed, absorbent, reusable, recyclable, and, ultimately, biodegradable.last_img read more

More Than 1 in 4 UK Employees Fear Losing Their Job; Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Su…

first_imgTwenty nine percent of UK employees are concerned about being made redundant, an increase of eight percentage points, while 36% are concerned about their colleagues being affected by redundancies, up one percentage point, respectively, since Q1. These are the findings of the Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014), suggesting that UK employees may be more unsettled in their jobs when compared to three months ago.This survey tracks employee sentiment every quarter and monitors four key indicators of employee confidence: salary expectations, job market optimism/re-hire probability, job security and business outlook optimism. It is conducted online by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Glassdoor among more than 2,000 people within Great Britain.Job SecurityEmployees in London are most concerned about losing their jobs, as half (49 percent) of employees are worried that they could be laid off, while more than half (57 percent) are concerned about co-workers being made redundant. Forty six percent of younger employees (those aged 16-24) are concerned about being made redundant themselves, the highest of any age group. Job Market OptimismThose employed are slightly less confident when it comes to finding a job  – 29% of employees (full and part-time employees and those self-employed) say they would be able to find a job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months, down one percentage point since last quarter. Interestingly, those unemployed but looking for work are slightly more confident (30%) in their ability to find a job when compared to last quarter (25%), an increase of five percentage points. Of all those employed and unemployed but looking, more men (32%) are confident when it comes to finding a job than women (26%).Thirty two percent of full-time employees think it is likely that that they could find a job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months, compared to just 20% for part-time employees.  Business OutlookAs for how UK employees feel about how their company’s business will perform in the next six months, most employees appear to be cautiously optimistic. More than half of employees (58%) believe their company’s business outlook will stay the same, up two percentage points since last quarter. One in three (32%) employees (including those self-employed) believe their company’s business outlook will improve in the next six months, down two percentage points. One in ten (10%) believe it will get worse, remaining flat since last quarter. Salary ExpectationsDespite the concern over redundancies, 37% of UK employees expect to receive a pay rise in the next 12 months, an increase of three percentage points. When comparing by type of employee, nearly one in four (23%) part-time employees expect a pay rise compared to two in five (41%) full time employees. Fifty seven percent of employees in the North East expect to receive a pay rise compared to just 26% in the South West, those being the most and least optimistic regions, respectively. Check out more from our Q2 2014 Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey, including our survey supplement which provides a detailed breakdown of results.Glassdoor is excited to continue to publish the UK Employment Confidence Survey each quarter, helping job seekers, employees and employers monitor and track employee confidence in the UK and how it relates to business, jobs, companies, careers, hiring and more.last_img read more

10 Companies Committed to Diversity & Hiring Now

first_imgDiversity and inclusion is a core value to many workers–so it’s important to find a company that not only hires a diverse workforce, but also has diversity and inclusion rooted in its company values. The good news is: diversity will be a huge focus for companies in the United States and U.K. in 2018.If you’re looking for a more diverse and inclusive work environment, 2018 is the year to find that company. Here is a list of ten companies that are committed to diversity and are hiring now!ServiceTitanCompany Rating: 4.6Commitment to Diversity: The company product is aimed toward helping underserved service workers. The company itself is committed to hiring diverse employees, with diversity and inclusion being a main core value of their company culture.Where They’re Hiring: Los Angeles and Glendale, CaliforniaWhat Employees Say:  “Culture – diverse environment, powerful core values,” says a customer advocate for ServiceTitan in Glendale, CA. “Diverse workforce. Really friendly people with no (visible) drama,” says an anonymous employee.See Open Jobs Procter & GambleCompany Rating: 4.0Commitment to Diversity: P&G offer diversity programs and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). From a consumer and employee perspective, the company is committed to diversity and helping people of all backgrounds. Where They’re Hiring: United States and InternationallyWhat Employees Say: “Conversations with wide range and diversity of people about our products,” says a former anonymous employee. “P&G has seven official ‘affinity’ (diversity) groups, which are corporately funded. The Cincinnati, OH offices are very diverse,” writes an employee in their Cincinnati office.See Open Jobs Cisco SystemsCompany Rating: 4.0Commitment to Diversity: Cisco hires people from different countries, backgrounds, genders, ages, ethnicities and abilities because the company believes everyone has their own approach to life. It offers a Diversity and Inclusion program to employees. The company states on its page that: “At Cisco we want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, valued and heard. We believe that creating a collaborative inclusive environment where everyone can express themselves freely, where bias is non-existent and our teams are empowered, will help foster creativity and allow everyone to flourish.”Where They’re Hiring: Washington, California, North Carolina, and PennyslvaniaWhat Employees Say: “They are making an effort to include more women and minorities within their workforce,” says a former technical marketing engineer. “Highly respected Program that promotes respect and inclusion for others,” writes a former project manager for the company.”See Open Jobs BONUS!Johnson & JohnsonCompany Rating: 4.0Commitment to Diversity: Johnson & Johnson is a diversified health care giant that is committed to hiring diverse employees, in addition to providing care for people of all backgrounds. Employees at the company come from all different backgrounds with a shared vision and values. The company offers Employee Resource Groups that support diversity and has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Their diversity rating is 4.4 on Glassdoor.Where They’re Hiring: Various locations throughout the United StatesWhat Employees Say: “They’ve really ramped up on their inclusivity over the years, and recognition of diversity in all functions,” says a former sales representative.  “This is a very diverse company. They go above and beyond to ensure diversity in the workplace,” writes a current employee in their Cornelia, George office. See Open Jobs Eli LillyCompany Rating: 3.9Commitment to Diversity: Eli Lilly is a global health care company that provides care for all people. From an employee perspective, the company has made a push to be more diverse in it’s hiring and offers a diversity program for employees.Where They’re Hiring: United States and InternationallyWhat Employees Say: “Great company with respect for people. Wonderful place to work,” says a clinical research scientist in their Indianapolis, IN office. “A lot of attention on diversity and inclusion. Very good culture!” writes an advisor for the company in New York City.See Open Jobs Kaiser PermanenteCompany Rating: 3.9Commitment to Diversity: Kaiser Permanente is committed to hiring diverse employees as well as caring for it’s widely diverse customers. The company states on its page that: We recognize the powerful contributions of those with disabilities, and we work to advance culturally competent care. We support those who served in our military with the means to enhance their skills, and we maintain industry-leading levels of diversity and inclusion.  These promises not only fill us with pride, but enable us to fulfill our mission, sustain our business objectives, and provide the best high-quality care to our members and patients.  Where They’re Hiring: Seattle, WAWhat Employees Say: “Kaiser is the most diverse employee population of any company I have ever worked with,” writes a current senior consultant. “Cultural sensitivity is key it seems they like diversity. Many of the people that interviewed me were from all types of backgrounds,” says a former RN for Kaiser.See Open Jobs The Clorox CompanyCompany Rating: 4.2Commitment to Diversity: The Clorox Company is committed to hiring diverse workers as well as providing an environment at work where employees share their unique thoughts. The company has Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to serve as focus groups and to partner with multicultural marketing teams to move their business strategies forward.  Their Asian ERG was recognized as a “best practice” for its “IDEAsian” workshop. They also have other ERGs, such as: African Americans Building Leadership Excellence, Latinos for excellence, Advancement and Development, Pride GLBT and advocates, Support, Heart and Opportunity for Women.Where They’re Hiring: United States and InternationallyWhat Employees Say: “Diversity is a core ethic and principle of Clorox,” says a current sales planner leader.  “Great culture with very solid leadership team. Inclusive and competitive work environment,” writes a sales planning team leader in their Oakland, CA office.See Open Jobs Compass Group USACompany Rating: 3.6Commitment to Diversity: Named to  Forbes’ 2018 America’s Best Employers for Diversity list, Compass Group offers Nine Diversity & Inclusion Action Councils (DIAC) with 150 plus members who advocate for all associates within each sector and throughout the company. “We believe that by driving workplace diversity and inclusion, we can empower our people to bring their best selves to work and make a difference in the lives of each other, our guests, and our clients,” says Gary Green, CEO of Compass Group USA. Based in Charlotte, NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with over 250,000 associates and $17 billion in revenues in 2017.Where They’re HIring: Lancaster, PA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; North Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR & more.What Employees Say: “After 2.5 years with the company, I am still just as energized, enthusiastic, & passionate about my job today as I was on Day 1. This will be the best “big little” company you’ll ever work for. Compass Group, a HUGE global organization, has 28 different sectors and sub-sectors. You would be working for 1 of the sectors which feels like a small family owned and operated company. I have direct relationships with everyone from our hourly / front line associates to the CEO himself. In fact, I’ve been able to snag a few photos and mingle with Gary Green at several different events including the CCC at BB&T Ballpark and the PGA golf tournament at Quail Hollow. The people are what make Compass Group so special.” —Current Talent Acquisition RecruiterSee Open Jobs SodaStreamCompany Rating: 3.1Commitment to Diversity: “The people who work at SodaStream share great passion for what they do, and their infectious energy creates an empowering and exciting work environment. With over 3,000 SodaStreamers spanning 45 countries worldwide, we offer great career opportunities. At SodaStream we celebrate our people and are proud of our different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds.”  More than 30 nationalities are represented in the company whose headquarters are located in Israel, and has manufacturing facilities in Australia, China, Germany, Israel and South Africa.Where They’re Hiring: Mount Laurel, NJ; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Mississauga, Canada and moreWhat Employees Say: “Exciting Product, Room for Growth, Nice Office-Culture.” —Former Customer Service ManagerSee Open Jobs AffirmCompany Rating: 4.6Commitment to Diversity: The company believes all people have equal value–and their product helps expand fair and transparent access to credit for all people. Affirm has a Diversity and Inclusion Council of about 50 employees that combat discrimination and promote inclusion in the workplace.  “At Affirm, people come first and we hope to create a work environment that is completely open, inclusive, and welcoming,” writes the company on their website.Where They’re Hiring: San Francisco, CAWhat Employees Say: “Diversity matters, and it’s starting to show! Overall, promising outlook,” writes an anonymous employee at Affirm. “They are starting to really make a push for diversity and inclusion in the company.”See Open Jobs Colgate-PalmoliveCompany Rating: 3.9Commitment to Diversity: Colgate-Palmolive is a global company with a wide diverse culture of workers in different countries. “This diversity includes more than the obvious traits, like nationality, culture, race and gender. Our diversity also encompasses many differences that are not so easily seen, such as life experiences, religion, sexual orientation and family situations, just to name a few,” says Ian Cook, chairman, president, and CEO of the company. “These differences bring a depth and variety of ideas to our business that cannot come from any other source. They are the keys to finding new solutions to business challenges and new opportunities from unique insights. Creating an inclusive environment is absolutely critical to ensure that we can benefit from these diverse viewpoints, diverse ideas and diverse perspectives.”Where They’re Hiring: United States and InternationallyWhat Employees Say:  “Diversity, people, stability, oral care business,” describes an anonymous, current employee. “Diverse Community is at Colgate,” says a current intern for the company.See Open Jobslast_img read more