Solectron encourages employees to participate in community volunteer activities
May 20, 2005
Company's 4th annual employee volunteer fair attracts local community leaders and government officials
Continuing its commitment to support community programs, Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR) announced the fourth annual employee volunteer fair, where employees will be matched with local volunteer opportunities of their choice, and exceptional community service in the past year will be recognized.
The program will be held at Solectron's Milpitas headquarters on Friday, May 20, and will draw 23 Bay Area non-profits and charities. More than 400 Solectron employees are expected to participate this year.
Award-winning journalist and community leader, Ysabel Duron, will be one of the featured guest speakers at the fair. Duron was named one of America's top 100 Hispanic Women in Communications by Hispanic USA Magazine. She will be representing the non-profit agency "Latinas Contra Cancer," which focuses on promoting cancer awareness in the Hispanic community.
Mayor of Milpitas, Jose Esteves will also attend the event. Solectron President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Cannon will present certificates of recognition to employees who have performed exemplary community service in the past year.
"At Solectron, we believe in fostering a culture of giving back to the community," said Leslee Guardino, senior director, Government and Corporate Affairs. "It is very encouraging to see that since the initiation of this program a lot of our employees have found creative ways to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others in the community. We are pleased and honored to recognize their efforts."
One of the organizations attending the event is Junior Achievement, a non-profit working to promote economic education to more than 4 million students by partnering with business and educational institutions. The organization recruits volunteer role models for working with students to supplement the regular classroom curriculum with business, economics, education, and workforce readiness lessons.
"We appreciate the commitment Solectron has shown to help our community's youth become our future workforce," said Debbie Gale, vice president of Education, Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay. "For nearly 10 years in partnership with Junior Achievement, Solectron volunteers have enabled us to do our job better. Without the support of companies like Solectron we would not be in business; volunteers are the heart and soul of our programs and truly help kids understand the value of education to succeed in the workplace."