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Diversity at JLab

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Diversity Statement from the Director

Jefferson Lab's Diversity Program is integrated with the laboratory's mission. We value the contributions of all people regardless of their differences. Our emphasis is on people and the environment in which they work.
Because the laboratory's mission is scientific, our Diversity Program seeks to enhance scientific discourse. The goals of the laboratory's Diversity Program are:

1. To create and maintain a professional, ethical and respectful work environment in which everyone contributes to the laboratory's mission;
2. To maintain and encourage a workforce composed of qualified people who proportionally represent the diversity of their professions; and
3. To increase diversity within the laboratory and the broader scientific and engineering communities in the nation.



Diversity in an organization can include a variety of characteristics, and many of them are represented in Jefferson Lab's population. Jefferson Lab's Diversity Program is aligned with our mission and values the contributions of all people, regardless of their differences. 

  Our employees come from 26 countries other than the United States and every continent except Antarctica.
  22.3% of our workforce is female.
  4 Generations comprise the work force at JLab: Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y.
  54.37% of our workforce has at least a Bachelor's Degree. Of these, 49.7% have a graduate degree.
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  Scientists compose the largest job group at JLab, with Technicians second.

Our emphasis is on our people and the environment in which they work. We recognize, value, and affirm that diversity contributes richness to the Lab community and enhances the quality of life for individuals and groups. We take pride in our various achievements and we celebrate our differences. We believe that diversity can lead to the excellence, passion and innovation needed to respond to our nation's scientific and technological challenges.

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.



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