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13 Fairfax County-based Companies Make Forbes Ranking of ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020’

Thirteen Fairfax County companies rank among the top 500 on Forbes magazine’s third annual America's Best Employers for Diversity for 2020. The list recognizes 500 companies across all industries that demonstrate a dedication to diversity and inclusion.

The Fairfax County-based businesses account for half of the 26 companies on the list from the Washington, D.C., area. Fairfax County also has more companies on the list than 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

"The workforce today – and the workforce of tomorrow – want to see a commitment to diversity and inclusion by employers, and it is a testament to these Fairfax County companies’ efforts to attract talented employees from all backgrounds and walks of life that they are part of this impressive national ranking," said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

The Fairfax County-based businesses represent a broad range of industry sectors. One of the companies on the list, Mars, Incorporated, is a global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, and a provider of pet-care services.

"Mars is dedicated to inclusion and diversity across our U.S. business," said Brad Figel, vice president of public affairs at Mars, Incorporated. "We value each of our associates and are committed to fostering an environment where everyone is comfortable being their full selves at work."

Here are the Fairfax County companies on the new Forbes "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list:

Rank

Company

Industry

51.

Navy Federal Credit Union

Financial services

54.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Technology consulting

91.

SAIC

Technology consulting

282.

Hilton Worldwide

Hospitality

302.

Capital One Financial

Financial services

316.

Northrop Grumman

Aerospace and defense

355.

Mars

Food products

368.

Five Guys

Restaurants

436.

CGI Group

Technology consulting

441.

Volkswagen Group of America

Automotive

447.

Gannett

Media

455.

Leidos

Technology consulting

500.

Bechtel

Engineering and construction

In addition, the top-ranked company on the list, SAP, has operations in Fairfax County. An additional firm, Nestle, is based in neighboring Arlington County.

Forbes developed the rankings in partnership with market research firm Statista.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

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Contacts

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m)