Rankings were based on an annual survey of randomly-selected readers of the publication, according to Tamara Flaum-Dreyfuss, president and publisher of Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc., which publishes the trade publication. Readers selected the top 20 government employers as those “they would most prefer to work for or believe would provide a positive working environment for STEM professionals who are members of minority groups,” Flaum-Dreyfuss said.
The recognition from STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine is the latest from a national trade publication that recognizes the Laboratory for its diversity.
Other recent recognition
Last month, Latina Style magazine named Los Alamos National Laboratory a top 50 employer for Latina women, the first national laboratory to achieve the distinction. More than 800 corporations and companies were reviewed; the magazine featured the nation’s best workplaces in its Latina Style 50 report in its most recent issue.
And last spring, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) named the Laboratory as a top 50 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) employer for Native Americans. Winds of Change magazine, published by AISES, announced this recognition in its spring 2016 issue.
Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, at a recent employee meeting, noted the recent recognition of the Laboratory for its diversity efforts. The recognition also aligns with a Laboratory goal of making Los Alamos an employer of choice for people of diverse ethnicities.