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In short, the success of our business depends on it. To grow and thrive in our global marketplace, our workplace and workforce must be diversified to deliver our best to our global customers, clients and communities we serve. In addition, we know that together, we – as a diverse and inclusive organization – can spark innovation and discover more ways of sustaining competitive advantages.
Having a diverse and inclusive environment is an imperative — and together, we are all accountable for our culture of respect and inclusion. Striving to build on areas where we’ve seen success, our continued bold actions will advance our culture and how we do business to enable our firm to become a company of choice for clients, customers, investors, and employees…
- with a diverse workforce that evolves with a rapidly changing marketplace…
- that serves all clients and customers in a first-class way…
- where employees feel authentic, respected and fully engaged – able to deliver their best work; and
- where we reward and recognize the hard work of driving inclusion.
As our Business Principles make clear, building a great team and a winning culture means strengthening our work environment of respect and inclusion. Ours is a culture where individuals of any ethnicity, nationality, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical ability–or other attribute that makes a person unique–have the opportunity to excel based on their performance and contribution to the firm. Simply put, we understand that our collective diversity is our strength and leads to the best solutions for our clients.
Yes, and this support starts with our Chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon, who said, "We need to constantly remind ourselves that the most important thing we can do for employees is to build a healthy, vibrant company that treats people with respect and creates opportunity. Everyone counts, and we have to remember that we all support one another.“ In addition, senior leaders also participate in our four Executive groups – the Asian, Black, Hispanic and LGBT+ Executive Forum – serving as a collective voice for the communities they represent.
Yes, diversity and inclusion is a firmwide, global effort. Wherever we do business, our goal is to hire the best people from the broadest pool of applicants, including groups that are underrepresented in our workforce–yet present in the local population. By doing so, we are better able to serve an international clientele in a culturally-informed manner.
To hire the most talented people, we cast a wide net when recruiting. We believe that diversity goes far beyond gender and ethnicity, so our outreach efforts include a broad spectrum of strategic partnerships with organizations that promote diversity–including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), LGBT+ graduate student groups, organizations that provide job training to people with disabilities, associations for military veterans, and programs that support female technologists, to name a few. Our training programs, internships, scholarship opportunities, job fair participation and partnerships with professional associations all help to build our pipeline of diverse talent. To learn more, we invite you to visit the Careers section of our site.
Yes, in a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, all are responsible and everyone participates. From senior leaders to mid-level managers to individual contributors, all have a role in building and strengthening our workplace culture where each person feels welcome and differences are valued for the unique perspective they can offer. Working towards a diverse and inclusive work environment is part of our Code of Conduct, which each employee must read and sign annually.
At JPMorgan Chase, diversity is a core value of our company–something we seek to achieve, along with an inclusive work environment, wherever we do business around the globe. Affirmative Action, on the other hand, is a government-mandated initiative intended to remediate effects of the past that adversely affected people who were not of the majority population in the United States. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit discrimination against employees and prospective employees on the basis of a protected class, such as race or gender, and there are similar laws outside the U.S. While our U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action efforts support our diversity and inclusion initiatives, our focus is global and a natural part of how we run our business.
We invite you to visit our Careers page today. Our businesses and support groups post new opportunities on the site frequently and we encourage you to bookmark the page as a favorite so you can easily return often.
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