CAMBRIDGE, ON, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has been named one of the "Best Employers for New Canadians." This designation, awarded by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, recognizes employers that offer programs to assist recent immigrants in making the transition to a new workplace, and a new life in Canada.
"This award is a great honour for us," said Michael Pley, CEO of COM DEV. "In our business we need to hire the best and most skilled people, regardless of where they've come from. That often means hiring new Canadians. We're happy to do anything we can to help those employees who are new to Canada integrate into the workplace and the broader community."
At the head office establishment in Cambridge, Ontario, the cafeteria displays various flags representing every country which is the birthplace of at least one of COM DEV's 1,000+ employees. There are currently 84 flags in the cafeteria, a testament to a diverse workforce.
COM DEV employees partner with agencies such as the YMCA to mentor new immigrants in efforts to orient them to Canadian culture and assist them with job searching. The purpose behind the Mentorship program is to empower newcomers with professional backgrounds, by connecting them with professionals from Canada who will share their valuable work experience and cultural knowledge.
COM DEV also offers customized, one-on-one English language programs specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of our employees. The on-site classes make it convenient and flexible as we cater the program to the work schedule of our employees.
About COM DEV
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. With facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV manufactures advanced subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and defense applications. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data services.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements made by the Company.
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