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Diversity and Recruitment

As part of our ongoing effort to discover and attract the most talented workforce, Waste Management has built outreach relationships with many national and community-based organizations to proactively share opportunities with diverse and versatile populations. We’ve listed several of our partners below:

  • Ability Jobs (supporting individuals with disabilities)
  • Americas Job Exchange
  • AmeriForce Media
  • Army PAYS
  • Athletes Network
  • Black Chamber (Greater Houston)
  • Campus Pride
  • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)
  • Corporate America Supports You and Military Spouse Network
  • Direct Employers
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • DiversityComm
  • Diversity Council (Texas)
  • EOP, Inc.
  • G.I. Jobs
  • Getting Hired
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hire Purpose
  • Hispanic Latino Professional Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Marine4Life
  • Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
  • Military Times
  • Mitton Media
  • NAACP and its local chapters throughout the country
  • National Society of Professional Engineers and its local chapters
  • National Urban League, Houston chapter
  • Native American Media
  • NextOp
  • Recruit Military, LLC
  • Soliders4Life
  • Texas Diversity Council
  • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
  • Universal Technical Institute — Diesel Maintenance
  • Veterans Inc.
  • VRS
  • Women in Trucking
  • Women’s Choice Award

Many of Waste Management’s career opportunities are posted on specialized career sites designed to target a diverse range of qualified candidates. Examples include the following:

  • Athlete Network
  • Disability.gov
  • Extend-A-Family Toronto
  • GettingHired — Jobs for People with Disabilities
  • Hispanic-Today
  • IMDiversity
  • Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
  • National Labor Exchange (NLE)
  • Ready, Willing & Able
  • Senior Jobs Network
  • The Black Collegian Online
  • VetCentral
  • Women in Business and Industry

In addition to the above outreach partners, our talent advisors and hiring managers maintain an active presence at networking/recruitment events across North America. Through the new Innovative Employment Pathway (IEP) program, we aim to increase employment opportunities for the often overlooked and underserved. This program launched in mid-2019, with plans to expand over the coming years.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and local laws, and Canadian federal and provincial laws, Waste Management makes accommodations for individuals with a disability. Employees and applicants of Waste Management who are covered under these laws are eligible for workplace accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship. To help our employees gain a better understanding of the ADA, the ADA Amendment Act and the process associated with it, we distribute frequently asked questions to frontline managers. We also provide training to managers, focused on accommodation responsibilities.

Snapshot of Waste Management Workforce*
Equal Employment Opportunity Job Category Total Population Female Male
# # % # %
EEO Job Category: 1.1-Exec/Sr Total Population: 73 Female (#): 15 Female (%): 20.55% Male (#): 58 Male (%): 79.45%
EEO Job Category: 1.2-First/Mid Total Population: 4,508 Female (#): 880 Female (%): 19.52% Male (#): 3,628 Male (%): 80.48%
EEO Job Category: 2-Professionals Total Population: 1,490 Female (#): 704 Female (%): 47.25% Male (#): 786 Male (%): 52.75%
EEO Job Category: 3-Technicians Total Population: 16 Female (#): 4 Female (%): 25.00% Male (#): 12 Male (%): 75.00%
EEO Job Category: 4-Sales Worker Total Population: 2,495 Female (#): 1,309 Female (%): 52.46% Male (#): 1,186 Male (%): 47.54%
EEO Job Category: 5-Administration Total Population: 4,811 Female (#): 3,548 Female (%): 73.75% Male (#): 1,263 Male (%): 26.25%
EEO Job Category: 6-Craft Worker Total Population: 3,465 Female (#): 54 Female (%): 1.56% Male (#): 3,411 Male (%): 98.44%
EEO Job Category: 7-Operatives Total Population: 22,370 Female (#): 609 Female (%): 2.72% Male (#): 21,761 Male (%): 97.28%
EEO Job Category: 8-Laborers Total Population: 2,746 Female (#): 419 Female (%): 15.26% Male (#): 2,327 Male (%): 84.74%
EEO Job Category: 9-Service Worker Total Population: 34 Female (#): 5 Female (%): 14.71% Male (#): 29 Male (%): 85.29%
Grand Total Total Population: 42,008 Female (#): 7,547 Female (%): 17.97% Male (#): 34,461 Male (%): 82.03%

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor will not accept 2019 data until 2021. The above table will be updated when the new report is released. This table is based on 2018 data.