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Survey: J.C. Penney tops in diversity among retailers


Plano, Texas -- J.C. Penney has been named the No. 1 retailer on Diversity's annual ranking of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity," which recognizes leading organizations for best practices in diversity management.

It is the second consecutive year that the company has earned its place on the list, moving up 11 spots to No. 35 overall.

Prior to receiving these two distinctions, J.C. Penney was awarded in November 2010 DiversityInc's "Top Company for Diversity-Management Progress" for its considerable gains in workforce diversity in the retail sector and throughout corporate America.

"Over the past two years, J.C. Penney has made significant strides in improving its diversity management priorities," said Luke Visconti, CEO for DiversityInc. "They have enhanced the visibility and purpose of its associate resource teams, who serve as a conduit for communication and training, and provide valuable insights into the diverse needs of communities they serve."

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