City, 24 June 2015 - L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, has been nominated by students around the world as one of the World’s Most Attractive Employers, ranking as the 11th most attractive Business employer, up from number 12 in 2014, and the 17th most attractive employer for Engineering students, up from number 24 in 2014. This year’s rankings clearly demonstrate L’Oréal’s ongoing and increased attractiveness to students’ around the world.
More than 240,000 business and engineering students from the world’s 12 largest economies (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK and the US) ranked the companies they find most desirable for employment based on 40 different characteristics. The data, revealing what they consider most important in their employment decision, was collected from September 2014 to April 2015.
“We are thrilled to see that students today recognize us as an international employer offering limitless opportunities and a place to develop their talent,” said Jean-Claude Le Grand, SVP Talent Development for the L’Oréal Group. “This is also underlined by the fact that we’ve entered the top 20 for engineers and that these students recognize us as an innovation leader who offers diverse career paths for all functions from business to engineering and the sciences.”
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L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 105 years. With its unique international portfolio of 32 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 22.5 billion euros in 2014 and employs 78,600 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail and branded retail.
Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,700 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world and attract one billion new consumers in the years to come. L’Oréal’s new sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain. www.loreal.com
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