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Resources for Diverse Job Searching

When choosing where to apply, it’s important not only to find a role you’d enjoy, but also a company where you feel welcome and represented. At May 7th’s “Culture & Careers: A Job Search Summit for Underrepresented Students,” Career Center advisors and ambassadors shared lists of the top diversity employers, diversity job boards and some of the top ranked companies for diversity in Illinois. Explore the lists and maybe find the next step in your career path while you’re at it!

Employer Lists

Forbes – America’s Best Employers for Diversity

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpoint the companies they identified as being most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks, as well as the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives. Features of the list include searching nationally or by state and links to company profiles.

Diversity Jobs – Top Diversity Employers 2021

Diversity Jobs has compiled a list of employers who value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. These organizations have shown consistent outreach and dedication to recruiting and hiring from all diversity groups. The list is categorized into 25 industries.

Fortune – The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Fortune’s list of best workplaces for diversity provides detailed information on 100 companies. Details include percentages of various underrepresented groups including minoritized groups, women, people with disabilities and lgbtq. Other features include links to company profiles and “Great Places to Work” reviews.

Diversity Job Boards

Top Illinois Companies for Diversity

JLLBusiness Services & Supplies
Zurich North AmericaInsurance
GraingerRetail & Wholesale
AbbVieDrugs & Biotechnology
U.S. CellularTelecommunications Services & Cable Supplier
BrunswickEngineering & Manufacturing
Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of ChicagoHealthcare & Social
Ulta BeautyRetail & Wholesale
Discover Financial ServicesBanking & Financial Services
BMO Harris BankBanking & Financial Services
Adtalem Global EducationEducation
DuPage Medical GroupHealthcare & Social
Rush University Medical CenterHealthcare & Social
YMCA of the USATravel & Leisure
Baxter InternationalDrugs & Biotechnology
BoeingAerospace & Defense
US FoodsFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco
Allscripts Healthcare SolutionsHealthcare Equipment & Services
Motorola SolutionsAerospace & Defense
CaterpillarEngineering & Manufacturing
R.R. Donnelley & SonsMedia & Advertising
Conagra BrandsFood, Soft Beverages, Alcohol & Tobacco
Advanced Technology ServicesBusiness Services & Supplies
Hyatt HotelsTravel & Leisure
BDO USAProfessional Services
Abbott LaboratoriesHealthcare Equipment & Services
Deere & CompanyAutomotive & Suppliers
United AirlinesTransportation & Logistics
WalgreensRetail & Wholesale
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