HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2010
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Dorian Parker
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(BPRW) Fortune 500 Companies Recruit Heavily at HBCUs

- CINTAS Visits Various Historically Black Colleges & Universities -

(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – Students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are not to be overlooked when considering big corporations and fortune 500 companies. Students at these universities are being trained to be able to compete in the workforce nationally with students from large and Ivy League universities. The CINTAS Uniform Company has recently been visiting various HBCUs to discover talented and intelligent students to become a part of their company. They recently traveled to Florida A&M University, and made an appearance at their School of Business& Industry to communicate with students about what CINTAS represents and about opportunities at their company.

CINTAS is one of the fastest growing companies in the nation, and the largest company in their industry. They are a publicly traded company that operates over 400 facilities throughout North America. CINTAS provides specialized services to businesses, including design and manufacturing of corporate identity uniform programs, entrance mats, supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. The company has about 34,000 employees, and is seeking to expand their empire.

“It’s important for us to maintain a diverse work force,” proclaims Phillip Holloman, president and COO of CINTAS. “I believe in the intelligence of students at HBCUs and feel obligated to reach out to the minority.” CINTAS will continue to visit various HBCUs to reach out to students and inform them of the career opportunities they have to offer. Many students that have graduated from an HBCU have had the opportunity to work with CINTAS or have an internship-like experience with them.

“I graduated from Hampton University in the spring of 2009. CINTAS reached out to students at my university, and I took full advantage,” Brittany Woods, a 22-year-old employee at CINTAS explained. “I participated in an internship with the company two summers ago. Phil Holloman is an excellent leader and represented CINTAS well. I think it’s positive that large companies do not overlook minorities and give African-American students opportunities to succeed.”

More information can be found on their website at www.cintas.com, where you can find information about career opportunities and contact information.