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UP a 'best diversity' company, magazine says

Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology magazine recently named Union Pacific Railroad a “Best Diversity Company” for the third consecutive year, according to the Class I.

The magazine recognized UP for supporting women and minorities, making an effort to support work-life balance and committing to supplier diversity.

The Class I actively promoted diversity by increasing its minority- and women-owned supplier base for materials and service providers by 55 percent from 2005 to 2009, UP officials said in a prepared statement. The railroad also supports employee resource groups, which “help nurture a diverse culture, promote diversity issues and support recruiting, retention and advancement efforts for women and minorities,” they said.

"Attracting and retaining a skilled and diverse workforce is critical to our success as a company,” said UP Senior Vice President of Human Resources Barb Schaefer.

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