Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced it was awarded the "Annual National University Multicultural Heritage Award" in the technology category of companies, presented by the San Diego Business Journal.
"Qualcomm is pleased and honored with this award recognizing our commitment to our employees and the respective strengths and qualities each of them bring in order to build a great company like ours," said Dan Sullivan, senior vice president for Human Resources at Qualcomm. "Bringing employees together from diverse backgrounds has given us a better understanding of our customers in a more global and competitive marketplace."
Qualcomm was selected the winner of the "1996 National University Multicultural Heritage Award" based on the company's promotion of general awareness of diversity, acceptance of others, and strength in the variety of backgrounds of its 7,500 employees. This is the second award Qualcomm has received recognizing its commitment to diversity and multicultural acceptance and awareness. Dr. Irwin Jacobs accepted the San Diego Urban League's "1996 Equal Opportunity Award" from San Diego Mayor Susan Golding at the Urban League's largest fundraising event of the year.
Qualcomm's strategies for enhancing a diverse workforce include: expanding participation in Diversity Career Fairs and Advertising; establishing recruiting efforts to target minority universities and specialized training programs; establishing partnerships with college Minority Engineering Programs, both locally and nationally; promoting and encouraging employee assimilation and networking through the "Gateway to Qualcomm" employee orientation program; and providing training and development programs to include diversity awareness training, and cultural training related to international business.
The Annual National University Multicultural Heritage Awards ceremony is a commemoration of San Diego companies and organizations that have taken action to develop multicultural appreciation and understanding in their workplace, community and in the greater San Diego region.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.qualcomm.com/.
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