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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2011/02/21 - SaskTel has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada, Inc.
This year's list of winners includes 45 employers from across Canada that have developed best-in-class diversity and inclusiveness programs for five major employee groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual (LGBT) peoples.
“Saskatchewan is a diverse province and SaskTel’s success as a top diversity employer is confirmed by this award,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskT: “Congratulations to SaskTel and its employees for making diversity a priority.”
“We’re very proud to be included among Canada’s Best Diversity Employers,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “SaskTel will continue to lead the way in welcoming employees from diverse backgrounds into our workforce.”
In October 2010 Mediacorp named SaskTel one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 11th year in a row and, earlier this month, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the 5th year straight year.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.ca) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections including more than 550,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 77,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, Internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2009, SaskTel contributed more than $651 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.