Borders Group achieves perfect score on corporate equality index
Ann Arbor, Mich. Borders Group has attained a perfect score of 100% on the 2010 Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality.
This marks the fifth time and the third consecutive year that Borders Group has attained a perfect score on the Index since the HRC began publishing it in 2002.
This year’s Index rated a total of 590 businesses on a scale of 0 to 100% on their treatment of GLBT employees and consumers. Ratings are based on factors such as non-discrimination policies, diversity training and benefits for domestic partners and transgender employees.
Borders Group established a diversity initiative more than seven years ago to support the business imperative of diversity in the workplace. As part of its diversity program, Borders Group has several Employee Action Groups (EAGs) that support diversity efforts in the workplace, marketplace and the local community.
Belk Foundation names director
Charlotte, N.C. The Belk Foundation said it has appointed Johanna Anderson as its first full-time director, according to a report in the Charlotte Business Journal.
Anderson was previously assistant VP client services for the Foundation For The Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C.
The private family foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $33 million over the last decade.
Hhgregg hiring for new stores
Indianapolis Electronics retailer Hhgregg announced Friday it is hiring 80 people to fill jobs related to new store openings in Memphis, Tenn., and Southhaven, Miss.
Hhgregg currently operates 117 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.