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UniFirst Named "Best of the Best" for its Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

WILMINGTON, MA (November 2010) — UniFirst has been named by The Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as being among the “Best of the Best” diversity employers in the United States for 2010.

In naming UniFirst as being “Best of the Best,” the magazine surveyed more than 18,000 of its readers, asking them to nominate a company which exemplified a “firm commitment to diversity and inclusion in its workforce.”

The survey results also included “outside research, information gathering and interviewing,” according to the Journal’s editors. Others selected as “Best of the Best” included: Campbell Soup Company, Ernst & Young, Home Depot, IBM, and Staples.

“Our corporate culture continually fosters an inclusive family-like environment and this honor helps validate that we are indeed fulfilling that objective,” said William Coe, Director of Human Resources at UniFirst. “We’d like to thank the Journal’s editors and its many readers for this special honor.”

The Black E.O.E. Journal is a leading African-American business and career magazine with a stated goal to promote equal opportunity and a more diverse work environment.

 

UniFirst is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, currently outfitting more than 1.5 million workers each business day and helping to enhance the professional image of more than 240,000 businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Company offers managed uniform and apparel service programs with rent, lease, and purchase options. As part of its image-enhancing services for businesses, UniFirst also offers Facility Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products such as hand soaps, paper towels, and sanitary tissues. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.