Tyson Foods Inc. has been selected as one of the nation's "Top 50 Employers" by the readers of Equal Opportunity magazine. At number 30, Tyson was the highest ranking meat company in the publication's seventeenth annual survey. Google ranked highest overall, followed by General Electric.

According to Equal Opportunity, "readers selected the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring members of minority groups." The magazine, launched as the first U.S. diversity recruitment publication, is read by 42,000 students, entry-level workers and professionals in all career disciplines who are members of minority groups.

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"We're proud to be recognized as a leader in the important area of equal employment opportunity," said Karen Armstrong, vice president of diversity and leadership development for Tyson. "Our company is committed to offering a culture that fosters inclusion and diversity."