Eaton ranks on 2020 Top 50 Employers list by STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine

Eaton | August 17, 2020

Power management company Eaton has earned a spot on the 19th annual Top 50 Employers list by STEM Workforce Diversity magazine. The Top 50 Employers list is by readers’ choice and is featured in the magazine’s summer 2020 edition. “As an innovator in power management solutions, Eaton strives to create an environment where critical thinking and ingenuity are highly valued,” said Astrid Mozes, vice president, power and motion controls, Hydraulics Group, Eaton. “It is increasingly important for us to be an employer of choice for the talented STEM candidates who will help us build a strong foundation for future generations of innovators.” The Top 50 Employers list is the result of an annual survey sent to randomly selected readers who chose the top companies in the U.S. that they would most like to work with or believe would provide a positive working environment for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals who are members of minority groups, women and people with disabilities.

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