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Inclusion & Diversity

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We live inclusion

We put people at the heart of our business. We embrace different perspectives, collaborating to make a positive impact. Through an unparalleled focus on inclusion with a diverse team of visionaries, thinkers and doers, we build trust – in each other and across our company.

At Jacobs, we understand that “inclusion” is a verb, not a noun. It means being transparent and taking action on our statements, commitments and initiatives that drives meaningful, measurable change both in our company and in the communities that we serve.

It means creating a workplace where our differences are accepted, celebrated and harnessed to bring the innovative, extraordinary solutions clients demand from us. It means creating a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive — a culture that we call TogetherBeyond℠.

Our Vision: To be the employer of choice and recognized globally for attracting diverse talent where inclusion is our differentiator in bringing innovative thought and solutions to our clients.

Our Mission: Jacobs will create an environment where diverse employees want to join, where they feel they belong and where they will thrive.

Employee Network Groups

Our Jacobs Employee Networks play a critical role in fostering our Culture of Caring in the work they do. The groups are centered around offering employees an opportunity to collaborate with others around the world who share similar interests and explore opportunities that relate to their specific goals. 

The shared mission of our employee networks is to make, celebrate and develop Jacobs’ diverse employee population, provide career enriching development opportunities for all levels of talent, assist in the attraction and retention of top diverse talent, facilitate innovation at Jacobs, and contribute to the communities in which we live and work.

  • A heart made out of two hands

    Providing information, resources, and networking opportunities regarding physical, mobility and cognitive disabilities to disabled staff and to staff who provide caregiving services.

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  • Compass

    Empowering our employees across all career stages to maximize their potential and make Jacobs the industry leader and workplace of choice.

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  • Enlace

    ("Link" in Spanish)

    Leveraging the company’s unique and vibrant Latino talent contributing to our company’s growth profitable strategy, attracting and retaining Latinos, while fostering leadership, community involvement, diversity and cultural pride.

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  • Harambee

    (“Working together” in Swahili)

    Positively impacting the black employee experience through recruitment, development, and retention of black talent.

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Partnerships and recognition

Delivering our Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality — key achievements

  • In 2021, we observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a U.S. company holiday for the first time, and encouraged all of our U.S. employees to make it a “day on, rather than a day off” by using the day to volunteer in their communities to honor Dr. King’s legacy.
  • We invested over $500,000 in contributions tangibly benefitting the Black community and helping create a new generation of Black talent through targeted STEAM programs. Examples include a partnership with SEED LA’s new campus in South Los Angeles, scholarships for outstanding Black students at the University of Connecticut and with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation in the U.K., and a Tier 1 partnership with Howard University where Jacobs is renovating a computer lab and creating five scholarships.
  • We are focusing on growing our Supplier Diversity Program Framework, spending over $1.3B in 2021 on diverse suppliers across the company.