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Wolters Kluwer Named U.S. Employer of the Year by AbilityLinks
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 15, 2008) – Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, was named U.S. Employer of the Year by AbilityLinks, a consortium of businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and job seekers with disabilities. The honor was awarded to Wolters Kluwer at the AbilityLinks Consortium Employment Expo on March 20, 2008, for its commitment and success in recruiting and hiring people with disabilities.
“We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Michael Pilnick, Wolters Kluwer chief human resources Officer, North America. “Wolters Kluwer is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace in which people can succeed and their strengths and abilities can flourish. Working with AbilityLinks, we have been able to recruit talented and innovative professionals who contribute greatly to our organization. We look forward to a longstanding, continued partnership with AbilityLinks.”
“Wolters Kluwer has demonstrated consistent leadership in offering employment opportunities to people with disabilities, and we are very pleased to recognize their commitment by honoring them as Employer of the Year,” said Ken Skord, director, Vocational Services with AbilityLinks.
Wolters Kluwer was nominated for Employer of the Year by SPR, Inc., an IT talent placement firm whose nAblement Program is affiliated with AbilityLinks. SPR nominated Wolters Kluwer because of the company’s success in recruiting and hiring IT professionals with disabilities, as well as the collaborative, visionary relationships with hiring managers they have had over the years.
Many of the professionals recruited through AbilityLinks and SPR have also helped Wolters Kluwer ensure the accessibility of its electronic communications to provide that all information can be read or heard by federal government employees with disabilities.
Wolters Kluwer as an Employer in the Chicago Area
In the Chicago area, Wolters Kluwer employs over 1,500 people, creating and supporting information and software products for the Tax, Accounting and Legal division, as well as the North American Shared Services organization which supports all business units based in North America. Wolters Kluwer offers a wide range of career opportunities with positions in editorial, technology, customer service, sales, marketing, legal, human resources, accounting and finance, operations and more. Wolters Kluwer has two main sites in the Chicago area, including Riverwoods, Ill., and Chicago.
AbilityLinks is a nationwide consortium of businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and job seekers with disabilities. The centerpiece of the AbilityLinks consortium is www.AbilityLinks.org, a job opportunity web site for persons with disabilities and leading employers. AbilityLinks is in partnership with disabilityworks at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. The award is an indication that Wolters Kluwer has successfully supported the integration of qualified professionals with disabilities into its IT operations. The Employment Expo was sponsored in partnership with College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
About Wolters Kluwer Tax, Accounting & Legal
Wolters Kluwer Tax, Accounting & Legal, a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a market-leading provider of information, software, and workflow tools in tax, accounting, and audit and in specialized key practice areas in the legal and business compliance markets. Major brands include CCH (CCHGroup.com
), the ProSystem fx
Office and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business product lines such as Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Wolters Kluwer Tax, Accounting & Legal has annual revenues (2007) of $1.2 billion (€881 million) and is based in Riverwoods, Ill. and New York City, with approximately 5,400 employees and operations in the United States, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com
for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.
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