MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B) - Bombardier was named one of the 2013 Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., in a Globe and Mail special editorial feature published today.
Bombardier was recognized "for its incredible range of career development opportunities at home and around the world - employing nearly 70,000 full-time employees worldwide and adding over 1,790 full-time employees in Canada alone last year." Bombardier also "supports ongoing employee development through tuition subsidies for job-related courses as well as subsidies for professional accreditation, and in-house and online training programs."
"As we shape the evolution of mobility, our employees lie at the heart of our category-leading planes and trains," said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. "At Bombardier, ensuring that our employees are highly trained, engaged and enabled, as well as healthy and safe, is a must for sustaining a dynamic workforce and a strong competitive advantage," he added.
Employees are arguably Bombardier's most important stakeholder group and key resource. With 70,000 employees in 40 countries around the world - including some 24,000 in Canada - Bombardier has taken decisive steps to transform how it manages this crucial stakeholder group in recent years, by harmonizing its people policies, programs, systems and tools. Investments in leadership and development training as well as wellness programs allow people to reach their highest potential while enhancing employee retention.
Over 3,250 Canadian employers in the competition provided a detailed review of their operations and human resources practices. Each company was graded on eight key areas: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
Now in its 13th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is an editorial project organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., a specialty publisher of employment guides and periodicals.
To view the winners of the 2013 edition of Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, please visit: http://ow.ly/emwui. Furthermore, Bombardier's full profile can viewed here: http://www.eluta.ca/top-employer-bombardier
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.