If you’re looking for a job in the Valley, you’re invited to join BestCompaniesAZ and Career Connectors at their 6th annual Diversity and Inclusion career event on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. Here you will be able to meet with 18+ award-winning Arizona companies who are hiring. They will be sharing their best practices for diversity and inclusion along with immediate job openings.

This is your chance to launch a career with a company where you will feel valued, respected, and inspired to be you and do your best every day.

Equality in the workplace is making sure people are given equal opportunities, equal pay and are well accepted for their differences. It is creating an inclusive and conducive work environment where employees feel secure and happy. It means that no matter how different we are — our backgrounds, beliefs, nationalities, gender, age, physical and mental disabilities, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religious beliefs — we should all be treated equally.

At BestCompaniesAZ, their mission is to validate and elevate the best companies in Arizona. For almost two decades, they have identified who the best are based on what their employees have to say about the leadership and culture through employee engagement surveys managed by several credible local award programs such as Arizona Most Admired Companies, Top Companies to Work for and Best Places to Work to name a few.

This year they expanded their research to identify which Arizona employers are going above and beyond in creating diverse and inclusive work environments for their employees. They started their research by scouring some of the best, credible national lists below.

• 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

• Forbes 2020 – The Best Employers for Diversity

• Diversity Inc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity

• Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, 2018-2020

• Best Places to Work for Diversity by the Great Place to Work (2019-2020)

• Disability Equality Index – Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (2018-2019)

• World’s Most Ethical Companies, 2020

• Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies, 2019

BestCompaniesAZ has discovered many employers in Arizona are gaining national recognition for their commitment to creating diverse cultures and a feeling of belonging for all. BestCompaniesAZ has identified 18 companies that are not only creating and expanding their diversity programs, they are growing and looking to hire diverse talent.

Come meet Arizona’s Best Companies for Corporate Equality

These award-winning companies are committed to fostering a work environment where the differences that we are born with – and those we acquire throughout our lives – are understood, valued and celebrated. They realize that a focus on diversity and inclusion leads to better performance, increased innovation, an enhanced ability to address customer needs and a more vibrant culture. They hire talented people who are a mix of genders, races, abilities and experiences – people who reflect the world in which we live and work.


ADP offers flexible, scalable HR solutions including talent recruiting and development, payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance. ADP’s Tempe location has multiple openings on their Client Services, Implementation and Sales teams. ADP has consistently been recognized as a best place to work for corporate equality and diversity and inclusion topping many national lists, such as 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc. At ADP, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and inclusive culture. They have nine Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which are the place where associates influence the business, develop their careers, and volunteer for great causes. They are led by associates and demonstrate ADP’s inclusive culture. Learn more about ADP here: bestcompaniesaz.com/adp-careers-company-culture/


Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies and one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2020, is currently hiring over 100 employees in multiple departments at their Scottsdale location. Roles include: Information Technology, Operations, Sales, Customer Support, Accounting, Manufacturing and more. Axon promotes a culture that believes in humanism as well as striving for truth, honesty, and safety through technology. Working for Axon, you’ll be motivated to work on projects you believe in and have the support of your colleagues who will empower you to make change. Even better? You don’t have to give up work-life balance when starting your career at Axon. With benefits like parental leave, gym and fitness discounts, and discretionary PTO, you can keep a balanced healthy life. Learn more about Axon, explore open positions in Arizona and apply to your perfect fit here.

Banner Health

Want to transform the healthcare industry? Take your career to one of this year’s Arizona’s Most Admired Companies — Banner Health! In addition to offering the widest choice of clinical settings across Arizona, Banner Health also offers the widest choice of employment options to match your compensation, career and lifestyle needs — and you can move from one option to another as your needs change. Banner is now hiring across the state for clinical care, nursing, revenue cycle, facilities, general operations, pharmacy, administrative support, technology and more. Check out the different locations hiring by visiting: bestcompaniesaz.com/banner-health.

Cable One

Cable One, Inc. is a leading broadband communications provider serving more than 950,000 residential and business customers in 21 states through its Sparklight, Fidelity and Clearwave brands. Cable One strives to foster an inclusive and respectful environment that represents a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences and empowers all genders, ethnicities, nationalities and beliefs to thrive together. It is committed to cultivating an environment in which all associates and customers feel respected and valued. “Stronger Together” is not just a verbal cue, it is the motto that its associates live by, exemplify and embody each and every day. Cable One is now hiring for multiple roles, check out open positions here: sparklight.com/about/careers.


CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For — Best Workplaces in Retail, Best Workplaces for Diversity to name a few. At CarMax, They recognize the value that diversity contributes and the competitive advantage they have to gain with a broad range of talents, perspectives, and ideas. CarMax is now hiring for multiple roles at their Customer Experience Center in Tempe. CarMax is recruiting for Spanish bilingual candidates to fill approximately 30 percent of the open roles. Open positions can include a $5000 sign on bonus or up to a $6,500 sign on bonus for bilingual candidates. Don’t miss the opportunity to work for this award-winning company! Apply to open positions today at bestcompaniesaz.com/carmax.

CVS Health  

CVS Health is a healthcare company with a suite of integrated services that helps patients get the care they need. The company aims to help people on their path to better health. CVS achieves this through health services and community pharmacists. When you work for CVS Health, you are positively influencing individuals and the community’s health behaviors every day. As a values-based company, they’re committed to hiring veterans, which shows as they were named 2019 Best For Vets: Employers from Military Times. CVS Health announced the hiring of hundreds of new jobs throughout Arizona over the coming months due to more influenza vaccinations and COVID-19.

Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers. This includes hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. The company’s values promise human kindness to improve the health of those it serves. At Dignity Health, they serve diverse communities, and each community they serve is as unique as every individual in their organization. In the Valley, Dignity Health Arizona hires for a wide range of departments, including IT, finance and accounting, HR, and other administrative fields that serve everyday healthcare functions. Check out all the open positions in Arizona and apply to your perfect fit today at dignityhealthcareers.org.

Freedom Financial Network

Build a lucrative and lasting career with Freedom Financial Network! Freedom Financial Network knows more diversity brings more value to their business, which is why they are driven to add talent from every background to their team. Freedom is now hiring 100+ Sales Representatives across their Freedom Plus Lending and Freedom Debt Relief Sales teams. If you have over two years of fast paced, phone-based Sales experience and proven success as a high performer, Freedom wants to talk to you! Their average Sales Rep earns $65k-$80k and top performers are earning $85k-$110k. Freedom is also a FinTech company hiring for several technology positions right here in Tempe. Explore all sales and tech careers with Freedom at bestcompaniesaz.com/freedom-financial-careers.


GoDaddy is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs everywhere by giving them all the help and tools they need to grow online. GoDaddy was recently voted a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity in 2020! They’re currently hiring for Technical Sales Representatives and Inbound Sales Representatives in Arizona. Their 11 Employee Resource Groups help their employees connect, communicate, and feel included. When you work for GoDaddy you’re offered a competitive salary and benefits including paid time off, 401k, equity grants, parental leave and more. Explore more of GoDaddy’s award-winning culture and apply to open positions today.


KUBRA is a fast-growing technology company in Tempe that delivers customer communications solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, and government entities across North America. They’re now hiring in Tempe for DevOps Engineer and QA Automation Engineer positions. KUBRA is Great Place to Work certified in the US and named Best Workplaces for Inclusion for 2020. They offer benefit coverage on day one as well as competitive pay, education reimbursement, and plenty of time off. Explore more about KUBRA’s award-winning culture and open positions today by clicking here

Northern Trust

Northern Trust recognizes the strength diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) brings to their employees, clients, shareholders and local communities. Northern Trust offers 11 Resource Councils that connect employees from different backgrounds, provide networking and mentoring opportunities, and more. The Northern Trust commitment to diversity is just one of the many reasons they’ve been named a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company 14 consecutive years in a row and Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes in 2019. Check out open positions in Tempe ranging from technology, operations and investment –  with Northern Trust and apply by visiting bestcompaniesaz.com/northern-trust-careers-company-culture/.

Silicon Valley Bank

The Silicon Valley Bank commitment to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce makes SVB a more innovative and satisfying place to work. They’re now hiring in Tempe for 100+ roles in IT, Software Engineer, Banking, and more. At SVB they embrace diverse perspectives and believe the innovation ecosystem benefits from a diversity of opinions and ideas. Silicon Valley Bank is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Want to launch your career in a diverse and inclusive culture? Explore open careers with Silicon Valley Bank and apply today.


Spear Education, the largest dental education company in the world, is hiring. Spear is a service-oriented company that provides plenty of benefits and perks for its team members, including a Flex Time off program, paid birthday holiday, 401k plan with match and more. When you start a career with Spear, you join an Arizona’s Most Admired Culture where employees live the company values. Spear supports diversity and inclusion within their organization through their Speer Groups, The Alliance for Cultural Diversity and LGBTQ & Allies. Learn more about their Speer Groups and open roles today at bestcompaniesaz.com/spear-careers.

State Farm

State Farm is a Fortune 36 company providing Insurance and Financial products and services. As a community of good neighbors, State Farm openly brings different skills, backgrounds, and experiences to work. The culture gives employees opportunities to connect with each other, learn, and grow – both personally and professionally. Earlier this year, State Farm added a D&I Governance Council and also joined the Business Roundtable in their Special Committee on Racial Equity and Justice where they pledged $100 million to support minority communities and issues of racial equity and justice over the next 5 years. State Farm has 12 ERGs representing multiple demographic groups with over 10,000 employee members. Come explore more about State Farm and our open positions today!”

The Hartford

Human Achievement Is at the Heart of What They Do; The Hartford is an insurance company – but they’re also human beings. And they believe that people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right encouragement and support. Their team puts their talents to meaningful work by not only ensuring individuals and businesses are well protected, but by making an impact in ways that go beyond an insurance policy. Their culture is inclusive and supportive, and has been recognized at the top of Forbes’ lists for America’s Best Employers for Diversity and for America’s Best Employers for New Grads. To join in, all you have to do is choose your direction — explore openings here.


At Vanguard, every moment counts. Every idea counts. And every voice counts. They believe that the diversity of their crew is a reflection of their clients. It represents a changing global marketplace — strengthened by inclusion and a sense of belonging. They champion the abilities and ambitions of their crew throughout their careers. With the support of their teammates and their Crew Resource Groups (CRGs) they are focusing on enriching the experiences of Women, Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQ professionals, as well as their service-minded military veterans and friends through their VetsConnect network. Because when different perspectives are shared, they have even more opportunities to innovate and step forward for their investors everywhere. View open positions here: bestcompaniesaz.com/vanguard-careers.

Voya Financial

Voya’s culture is built on a foundation of trust, integrity and transparency with 93 percent of Voya employees saying that you are made to feel welcome when you join Voya, according to the 2020 “Great Place to Work” employee survey. Voya’s unique culture is also backed by numerous awards and recognitions that include: Fortune’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies; Ethisphere Institute’s 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies and the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) in recognition of their efforts in advancing women’s equality, and most recently, Voya was recognized as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2020 receiving the Workplace Culture award. Voya also received a score of 100 percent on the 2020 Disability Equality Index, designating the company as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the third consecutive year. Voya offers full benefits with no waiting period and a competitive base salary. Voya is now hiring at its Scottsdale and Chandler locations. Explore careers with Voya here.


Workiva, a provider of the world’s leading connected reporting and compliance platform, has recently been named one of 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for and named a  2020 Best Places to Work in IT  by IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld. Inclusion is a core value at Workiva. At Workiva, they strive to create a workplace where everyone is comfortable bringing their best, authentic self to work every day. They foster a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees. Workiva values all backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and they recognize this diversity as an important part of our innovation and success. Their culture of diversity and inclusion increases employee engagement, empowerment, and satisfaction. Learn more about Workiva and career openings by visiting: workiva.com/careers.

Additional Resources

If you’re a job seeker looking for a company that values individuality and diversity, check out one of these great companies in Arizona that are hiring a wide array of roles by registering to attend BestCompaniesAZ’s Virtual Diversity and Inclusion virtual event on Nov. 18.

If you’re an employer looking for more diversity in the workplace examples to inspire change in your own company, check out what the best employers in Arizona do to achieve diversity by visiting BestCompaniesAZ.

In addition, many of the companies listed here also offer Employee Resource Groups which recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion such as Asian, Hispanic, Black, LGBTQ and disability groups that give employees an opportunity to celebrate their uniqueness and feel supported by colleagues who identify similarly. Learn more about these groups at BestCompaniesAZ.com/diversity-committed-companies.