PASADENA, CA (May 27, 2015) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been designated a Top 25 STEM Jobs Approved Employer for 2015 by Victory Media, the leader in connecting professionals in transition with education and career opportunities and creator of STEM Jobs media, curriculum and career resources for high school students and K-12 educators. The 2015 STEM℠ Jobs Approved Employers inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate companies on their responsiveness to creating and filling high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.
“As a global engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, Parsons is committed to hiring people with the right mix of technical skills,” said Jamie Morehead, Parsons Vice President of Talent Management. “This is a prestigious designation, and I’m pleased that we have been recognized for our efforts to recruit and retain top talent.”
Parsons is not only committed to hiring engineers, technical specialists, and other professionals, it has also spearheaded and/or supported STEM internship and in-school programs in the communities where its employees live and work, developing students’ interdisciplinary expertise and problem-solving and leadership skills. These programs include the University of Maryland’s Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students program and Cal Poly’s Innovation Quest competition.
“With STEM Jobs Approved Employers, we’re able to help parents, students, educators, and employers evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs and how responsive companies are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase companies like Parsons that are leading the way in providing long-term STEM jobs and career opportunities.”
The STEM Jobs Approved Employers survey measures how effectively companies produce high-demand, high-paying STEM jobs and how well they connect with educators to help students pursue and achieve career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures companies on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board. For more information about STEM Jobs and the STEM Jobs Approved Employers list, visit www.stemjobs.com.Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Celebrating 75 years of operations, Parsons provides technical design and engineering services and software products to address our customers' challenges. Parsons has differentiated capabilities in cybersecurity, intelligence, missile defense, space, connected communities, physical infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Parsons' combination of talented professionals and advanced technology enables a safer, smarter, and more interconnected world. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.