PLANO, Texas, June 27, 2012 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the company has been selected as a “Best Diversity Company for 2012” by readers and website visitors of Diversity / Careers in Engineering & Information Technology (Diversity/Careers) magazine.
Diversity/Careers magazine readers and website visitors voted during March and April in the sixth annual Best Diversity Companies Readers’ Survey. Voters identified the corporations, government agencies and other organizations in the United States employing technical professionals that are doing the highest quality work in their diversity efforts. Selections were based on perceptions formed by personal experiences, discussions and published information.
Diversity efforts are increasingly important for manufacturing revitalization efforts in the U.S. According to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, there are 3.3 million job openings in the U.S., many going unfilled for several months, as roughly half of employers now say they’re having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire, especially in technical fields.
As a global technology company, Siemens PLM Software must be able to recruit talented people, not only in the U.S., but around the world. A diverse environment in which employees can best develop and contribute their skills is critical to maintaining a leadership position in the PLM market. Diverse teams with a broad spectrum of skills, experience and qualifications increase the wealth of ideas in the organization and strengthen the power to innovate.
“Readers have spoken and Siemens PLM Software has been recognized as a 2012 Best Diversity Company, for its support of minorities and women, attention to work/life balance and commitment to diversity,” said Roberta Renard, CEO and publisher, Diversity/Careers.
“We have a long history of making diversity a high priority and we consider our diverse employee base a true competitive advantage,” said Hulas King, director, Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs, Siemens PLM Software. “To be voted a Best Diversity Company again tells us that we are focusing on the right diversity initiatives critical to maintaining our leadership position in the PLM market.”
Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in PLM (GO PLM™ initiative) leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than one million students yearly at more than 11,000 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from grade schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit www.siemens.com/partners/goplm.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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