As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to an employment environment free from discrimination. Employment decisions are made by placing the most qualified person in each job without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizen status or other protected group status as defined by federal, state or local laws. In Canada, we comply with the Employment Equity Program laid out by the Canadian Federal Contractors Compliance Criteria.
Expanding the Presence of Women and Veterans in Our Ranks
The waste industry traditionally has been male-dominated, and even today, a job in environmental services may not be on a woman’s radar. Another industry challenge is a serious shortage of drivers and technicians. We’re taking steps to address both of these challenges by actively seeking women as a group to recruit, hire and develop1. For example, in 2015, we joined the Women in Trucking Association (WIT), which works to support women in the industry. Waste Management is serving on WIT’s advisory committee and working closely with the organization and other trucking industry participants to address recruitment.
The recruitment of veterans is another ongoing focus for Waste Management. In 2015, 14 percent of all our U.S. hires were military veterans – a higher percentage than we have experienced in the history of the company. We are frequently lauded for our veteran outreach, such as being named for six consecutive years as a Top Military Friendly® employer by G.I. Jobs and a “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times.