Pittsburgh, PA – September 17, 2020 – WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce that it was named the winner of two Stevie® Awards for Great Employers in the categories of COVID-19 Most Valuable Employer and Best Youth Employment Strategy.
This year, WESCO deployed a broad-based and multi-faceted COVID-19 response strategy to keep employees safe and informed while enabling facilities to remain open as an essential business. Social distancing practices and strict cleaning processes were adopted, masks were required, and WESCO communicated an operations recovery strategy to both employees and customers. All of this was made possible by holding daily business continuity calls.
“The safety of our employees is a core value at WESCO. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, a cross-functional team quickly took charge to manage our real-time response,” commented Mr. John Engel, Chairman, President and CEO. “Throughout the pandemic, given our status as an essential business, WESCO’s doors remain open, and our employees continue to ensure that we are up and running to serve the needs of our customers.”
As part of WESCO’s pandemic response, our college programs – including WESCO’s Summer Internship Program and Sales Development Training Program – were modified to partial or fully remote work.
“WESCO is proud to be recognized as an employer of choice, and as we adapt to a COVID-19 environment, we continue to support the development of early-career individuals for successful roles with our company. This year, we effectively pivoted our programs to provide valuable work experience virtually for our summer internship participants and sales development members,” said Chris Wolf, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.
More than 700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in a range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year among others.
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In the fifth edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the judges were impressed by the Stevie winners who — during the crises we’ve confronted this year — continue to dedicate each day to making the lives of their employees and teams better through training, software, work-from-home plans, and more.”
About WESCO International
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17 billion, including Anixter International Inc., which it acquired in June 2020. WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The Company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.