Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes

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Global Workforce Inclusion at Qualcomm

Awards and Recognition

Qualcomm is widely recognized for its commitment to global inclusion. We continue to believe that a diverse, inclusive work force is a powerful contributor to achieving industry-leading levels of innovation and strong business performance.

Qualcomm’s recognition includes the prestigious Secretary of Labor's Opportunity Award. This is the highest recognition granted by the Department of Labor and can only be received one time by a company. Qualcomm was awarded this significant honor based on the Company's ongoing commitment to equal employment opportunity, including its commitment to addressing current and future employment issues, and for its corporate social responsibility efforts.

For a complete list of recognitions, please visit Awards & Honors.

Accessibility and Disability

Qualcomm values and respects the diversity and takes proactive steps to ensure all people have the opportunity to be considered for employment. Furthermore, once candidates are hired, we are committed to providing them with all the tools necessary to perform their job at the highest levels. Qualcomm partners with organizations that support people with disabilities.

Download the AbilityQ Candidate Informational Document

  • Boundless Connection: the technologies we develop allow communication without boundaries
  • Global Networking: Qualcomm is changing the world by connecting people

Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

Qualcomm's Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are voluntary, employee-driven groups which provide support networks and fellowship, contribute to employees' professional development and organize activities for employees of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, they often help with recruiting efforts.

Qualcomm employees have formed a number of special interest groups that are open to all.

African Diaspora

Qualcomm African and African-American Diversity Group (QAAAD)
  • Mission: The Qualcomm African and African American Diversity Group (QAAAD) is an employee resource group, who's mission is to support Qualcomm objectives through employee development, recruitment, community outreach and professional networking.
NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
  • Mission: NSBE's mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
  • Quick Facts: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. Founded in 1975, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. It's comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas with more than 35,700 members. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.

Disability Community

  • Mission: Community focused on the support and education of people with disabilities both within the organization as well as the community.
  • Quick Facts: Signed into law on July 26, 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act is a wide-ranging federal legislation intended to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities.

GLBT Community (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender) and Allies

It Gets Better

It Gets Better, Messages from Qualcomm Employees, Family and Friends

    Jun 15, 2012 11:18


QCSHPE (Qualcomm Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers)
  • Mission: Promote Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers to Hispanic youth through community outreach and bridging companies/professionals to universities, colleges, and K-12 schools. We also provide career development and networking opportunities for QCSHPE and other diversity group professional members. We work very closely with the San Diego Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter.
    • QC management and Hispanic engineers bridging community to corporations, universities, colleges, K-12 schools, and other communities. The Qualcomm Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
  • Quick Facts: Tax-Deductible Payroll Deduction Scholarships awarded every year, with 100% matching from Qualcomm. 100% proceeds go to the students.

Veterans and Former Military (Mil-Vets)

  • Mission: Mil-Vets is a worldwide community of Qualcomm employees who have served or are serving in any branch of military, or are supportive of service members. Mil-Vets members foster a transition from military life to civilian careers and provide opportunities for continued professional growth, leadership, and community outreach while encouraging each other to carry the pride and confidence established from the military in their career at Qualcomm.
  • Quick Facts: Facilitates Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies at Qualcomm. We conduct Quarterly Hails recognizing heroes within the community. We continue to actively recruit veterans on an ongoing basis and provide resources to assist with their transitioning to civilian life.

Paul Jacobs Memorial Day Speech

Paul Jacobs spoke at a wonderful Memorial Day event that honored and recognized service members and their families.

    Jul 29, 2011 4:48

QWISE (Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering)

  • Mission:"Promote personal and professional growth of women in technology at Qualcomm and in the community."
  • Objectives:
    • Facilitate diverse groups of Qualcomm women to connect and network with each other
    • Provide resources and support to advance the professional and personal lives of women
    • Foster development of future generations of women professional, and encourage them to achieve their career goals
    • Promote and demonstrate diversity and inclusion at Qualcomm
    • Make Qualcomm the number ONE place to work for women
  • History: QWISE was formed in 2004 by a small group of Qualcomm women engineers. Over the years we have grown in numbers and have spread our reach throughout Qualcomm and all of our worldwide offices. We offer various programs, seminars and lectures with subjects that range from professional development, career coaching, leadership, mentoring (both for full time employees as well as interns), innovation and technology topics. We also facilitate networking opportunities for our members, in partnership with our external partners, to encourage our members to broaden their professional network to the greater San Diego community and beyond. Although our offerings are employee driven and managed, we partner with various teams across Qualcomm (Employee Resource, Career Explorations, Campus Recruiting) to ensure that we bring wide-ranging and highest quality programs to meet the needs of our diverse membership. Through the years, QWISE has continued to receive recognition from the Qualcomm executive teams as they support us in our mission of professional development of women in technology.
  • QWISE Chapters
    • San Diego
    • Bay Area
    • India (Bangalore and Hyderabad)
  • External Alliances
At Qualcomm we value and recognize that we are all unique and complex. Each of us possesses a myriad of personal characteristics. Simultaneously, we do share common interests and experiences.