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Los Alamos recognized for diversity efforts

Lab awarded top-employer awards by three trade publications.
October 3, 2016
“Atomic Legacy: Women Making History at LANL” highlights the many contributions of women to the success of the Laboratory over the years.

“Atomic Legacy: Women Making History at LANL” highlights the many contributions of women to the success of the Laboratory over the years and is located in the lobby of the Domenici auditorium in the NNSB.CREDIT: Jim Cruz

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The recognition aligns with a Laboratory goal of making Los Alamos an employer of choice for people of diverse ethnicities. - Susan Harris

Susan HarrisThe diversity among Los Alamos employees is widely known internally, locally, and—more recently—nationally. That’s because the Laboratory has been recognized by several major trade publications for its diversity efforts.

Most recently, STEM Workforce Diversity magazine named the Laboratory a top-20 government employer for 2016. Ranked No. 20 on a list that included NASA, the CIA, and the FBI, Los Alamos was the only national laboratory to achieve this recognition.

Rankings were based on an annual survey of randomly selected readers who were asked to list the top government agencies where they’d most like to work or where they believed would provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups.

In August, 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, and Los Alamos ranked 43rd on the list.

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. The Laboratory ranked 28th—the highest ranked national laboratory.

The recognition aligns with a Laboratory goal of making Los Alamos an employer of choice and a best place to work. We understand there are still improvements to be made in this area, and we actively focus on creating a welcoming and engaging work environment that values the fullest possible breadth of different backgrounds and experiences. These differences are what is required to be truly innovative and inclusive.   

—Susan Harris, Human Resources Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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