Joining leading brands and organizations such as Cisco, Progressive Insurance and Adobe, Mohegan Sun, which is Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s (MGE) flagship destination, landed among the top 10 on the recently announced “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity” by Fortune magazine.
As a company guided by its commitment to have welcoming and mutual respect for all its guests, employees and partners, Mohegan Sun team members with disabilities make up approximately 13 percent of the Mohegan Sun workforce, which is one of the highest marks on Fortune’s list of 100 U.S. companies, according to press materials. Within the category of people with disabilities, Mohegan Sun benefits by working with the local community and one of leading disability inclusion programs in the industry to ensure career advancement. Project SEARCH, an organization that provides those with significant disabilities with on-the-job training, as well as the Waterford, Conn.-based United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut, Norwich Transition Academy and Viability, (who have offices on-site at Mohegan Sun and have been partners for nearly 20 years), are just a few of the community and organizational partners that Mohegan Sun works with for career transition, development and advancement for disabled people.
“We’re honored to see Mohegan Sun named among the top 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity because it demonstrates the power of our rich Mohegan heritage as the foundation for how we operate and grow the business,” said Mario Kontomerkos, president and CEO of MGE.
At number six in the overall listing of Best Workplaces for Diversity, Mohegan Sun is comprised of 49 percent minorities, 48 percent women, 29 percent from the Baby Boomer generation or older and 4 percent LGBTQ.
To determine the Best Workplaces for Diversity, Fortune magazine partnered with Great Place to Work to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.8 million U.S. employees.