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Army & Air Force Exchange Service Named a Top 50 Company for Latinas

DALLAS – For the 12th consecutive year, Latina Style magazine has named the Army & Air Force Exchange Service one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work, highlighting the Department of Defense retailer’s commitment to championing diversity.

The LATINA Style 50 Report identifies corporations that provide the best career opportunities for Latinas in the United States. More than 700 companies were evaluated on the number of Latina executives, retention, mentoring programs and more. The magazine’s annual rankings are considered a respected source of information for Hispanic women across the country.

“The Exchange embraces diversity, and this recognition is a testament to our efforts,” said President and Chief Merchandising Officer Ana Middleton, the Exchange’s highest-ranking Hispanic woman. “Latinas make up 4.5% of the Exchange workforce. Having a diverse team is vital to delivering the best service to our Nation’s heroes—Soldiers, Airmen and their families.”

The Exchange was honored in part for recruiting efforts, including visiting schools and career fairs cross the country. Candidates are encouraged to seek career opportunities at www.ApplyMyExchange.com.

The annual awards ceremony honoring all 50 companies is scheduled for Feb. 13 as part of the LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Eric Zarate, 214-312-3830 or zarateer@aafes.com.

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