MGM Resorts International has been listed among the top 500 of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019 by Forbes. The annual list, compiled in partnership with research firm Statista, independently surveyed more than 50,000 employees at companies that employ at least 1,000 people within the US.
Survey participants were asked to give their opinion on a series of statements surrounding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. In order to take the opinions of diverse groups into account the recommendations of women, elders and ethnic minorities were weighted significantly higher than the recommendations from non-minority groups.
Additionally, participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity.
“We are proud to be recognized by Forbes once again for the gains we have made in embedding diversity and inclusion into our workforce, our values and culture, and our operations. For us this is a continuous business imperative central to our success as a highly productive, innovative enterprise, and as an employer, business partner and community citizen of choice. Inclusion is key to our future,” said Phyllis A James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International.
MGM was not the only gaming operator to make Forbes’ list, with Choctaw Casinos and Resorts and Wynn Resorts also featuring.