ISELIN, N.J., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siemens is being honored by WoodbridgeMayor John E. McCormac for its dedication to diversity with a proclamation at "Diversity & Inclusion Day" held at its Iselin campus.
"On behalf of the township of Woodbridge, I would like to thank Siemens for their strong commitment to our community and for embracing the amazing diversity that the township offers," said Mayor John E. McCormac. "We look forward to developing our partnership with Siemens and other global companies embracing diversity and inclusion and investing in the success of Woodbridge Township."
The Mayor of Woodbridge will join the day's festivities and read a Proclamation naming May 10th "Siemens Corporation Diversity & Inclusion Day." Several top executives from Siemens will speak, and Mayor Wilda Diaz of Perth Amboy will also be in attendance. The event is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the Iselin Campus of Siemens Corporation.
"Siemens is honored by the Mayor's proclamation and we are proud that our workforce reflects the diversity of our nation as it is an extremely important factor in making Siemens competitive in today's global marketplace," said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO, Siemens Corporation.
Siemens has over 3000 employees in New Jersey at 20 different locations and currently has about 100 job openings in the state. There are over 20 positions open at its Iselin office in Finance, Audit and Human Resources and there are more than 40 positions open at its Princeton Research and Development facility for Program Managers, Software Engineers and Research Scientists. Individuals are encouraged to apply.
"Siemens dedication to diversity is not only reflected in our workforce but also through work we've done to build, connect and leverage local and national employee resource groups and diversity councils," said Mike Panigel, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer for Siemens Corporation. "These resources are at the heart of what keeps the company aligned and responsive to the opportunities that arise for a global company."
Today's event will include presentations by Siemens Employee Resource Groups, cultural performances and samplings of a variety of cuisines. A Siemens Science Day will also take place on-site for approximately 150 Woodbridge Middle School students where employees will interact with students in fun, educational science games and activities. Siemens' community service organization, Caring Hands, has also organized Kiddie Keep Well Camp (Build a Bike) where employees will build 15 bikes for donation to the Edison, NJ-based organization.
Siemens is regularly recognized for its diversity initiatives, ranking as a "top" employer by several diversity-focused organizations. Siemens U.S. was ranked #11 in the 18th Annual "Top 50 Employers" by Equal Opportunity Magazine and as a Top 50 company for diversity by readers of Woman Engineer magazine. Siemens is also regularly cited as a Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and by the corporate-academic alliance "Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE)."
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $102.9 billion in fiscal 2010. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $19.9 billion and employs approximately 62,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com.
SOURCE Siemens Corporation
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