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CHICAGO, IL

Jones Lang LaSalle Awarded as Top Employer for Diversity and for Supplier Diversity Program

Black EOE Journal distinguishes firm on two “Best of the Best” lists


CHICAGO, July 15, 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle will be honored in the July issue of Black EOE Journal on its annual “Best of the Best” lists, both as a “Top Diverse Employer,” as well as “Top Diverse Supplier Program.” 

Since its inception five years ago, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy has demonstrated the company’s commitment to attracting, retaining and promoting top diverse talent. In 2012 alone:

  • minority officer-level hires increased from seven to 12 percent.
  • the Supplier Diversity Program, which identifies and promotes business opportunities for diverse workforces, contributed $150 million to minority suppliers and contractors
  • four separate Employee Resource Groups launched, engaging diverse employees from across the country and connecting them with the resources they need to drive careers
  • women represented one in five officer-level roles in the firm

“Today’s workforce, both internally at JLL and across the broader business world, is more dynamic than ever before, and the face of our clients and employees is changing. To continue to be the best means we strive to have the best people doing their best work in the best environment. This means having talent with different experiences, perspectives and background who not only understand the diverse needs of our clients, but can provide innovative ideas and results that differentiate our firm,” said Angela Roseboro, Chief Diversity Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Black EOE Journal, America’s leading African-American career and business magazine, analyzed hundreds of FORTUNE 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions to develop the annual “Best of the Best” rankings. are valuable resources for jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

“Valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects people's differences and recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make,” said Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher of the Black EOE Journal. “And increased productivity is a proven benefit of greater diversity.”

You can read about JLL’s innovative D&I program in its first-ever interactive 2012 Annual Report.

To learn more about the “Best of the Best” awards for Top Diversity Employer and “Top Supplier Diversity Awards,” please visit the Black EOE Journal newsroom.

For more news, videos and research resources, please visit and bookmark Jones Lang LaSalle’s U.S. Media Center web page

About Black EOE Journal
BEOEJ’s goal is to connect, educate and promote equal opportunity thus creating a more diverse workplace. Every issue provides the latest, most important diversity news, covering virtually every industry, business and profession. This includes up-to-date statistics on workforce diversity, as well as business-to-business trends. We offer both recruitment and business opportunities, along with accurate, timely conference and event calendars.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.