TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is named as one of the 50 best U.S. companies for Hispanic women to work for in the current issue of LATINA Style magazine. It is the third year in a row that US Airways has been included on the LATINA Style list. The magazine reviewed more than 800 corporations and included US Airways as the only airline among its top 50 companies.
The magazine's 15 th annual ranking sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. LATINA Style applauded US Airways for the carrier's recruitment and mentoring of Hispanic women, providing leadership training and career counseling, the carrier's employee Hispanic association, recruiting through Hispanic media and for creating a family-friendly work environment.
"We count on our employees to bring their life experiences and diverse perspectives to the workplace and we are better for it as a company," said Elise Eberwein, US Airways' executive vice president of People, Communications and Public Affairs. "To repeat this achievement for a third year and to remain the only airline to earn a top placement in the survey recognizes and awards the culture of diversity and inclusion that we've built at US Airways. We thank LATINA Style magazine for recognizing US Airways as an industry leader for our diversity initiatives."As part of US Airways' commitment to promoting and maintaining a diverse workforce and creating opportunities for career advancement it provides all 32,000 employees with access to various business resource groups, including the Professional Latino Airline Network of Employees (PLANE). Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style said, "Every year, since 1998, we have produced the LATINA Style 50 Special Report. It is the most intensive effort that our company undertakes in ensuring that Latinas and the companies that they work for receive the recognition they deserve and to assist job seekers in identifying the companies that will provide them with the best opportunities to succeed." This year's LATINA Style 50 Companies will be honored in February 2013, during LATINA Style's Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50, please visit the magazine's website at www.latinastyle.com. For more information on US Airways' worldwide diversity and inclusion initiatives visit the carrier's website at www.usairways.com/diversity.