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Sandia named among Forbes’ top employers, twice


Labs listed as a Best Large Employer and Best Employer for Diversity 2023

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TOP WORKPLACE — Providing employees world-class research facilities, Sandia is the only New Mexico company to make Forbes’ 2023 list of Best Large Employers. The Labs was also named among the Best Employers for Diversity.

Forbes has named Sandia a top employer for 2023 in two categories. First, Sandia is listed as one of America’s Best Large Employers, the only New Mexico company to make the list in that category.

Market research firm Statista conducted anonymous surveys of approximately 45,000 Americans working for businesses with more than 5,000 employees. Respondents were asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend their current employer and also to nominate companies other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 large employers that received the most recommendations.

“Sandia is a mission-focused, people-centric organization,” said Brian Carter, Sandia’s chief human resources officer. “Creating and maintaining an environment where all Sandians can thrive as they execute our mission of keeping the world safe and secure is a top priority and continual area of focus for us. It’s an honor to be recognized by Forbes as a place where people want to work.” In addition to Sandia, the list includes NASA, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Google LLC. Forbes also listed Sandia as a Best Large Employer in 2021, 2019 and 2017.

Diversity recognition

Sandia also made Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Diversity 2023. For the diversity list, Statista also conducted anonymous surveys, asking participants to rate their organization on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity and LGBTQ+ equality. Each company’s diversity-related best practices, such as the presence of employee resource groups, were reviewed and incorporated into the rankings. Sandia has 14 employee resource groups with chapters in New Mexico and California and various networking groups. Learn more at Inclusion and Diversity

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