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Publix ranks sixth best for workplace diversity

By Times Staff
Publix was named No. 6 on Forbes magazine's list of "100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017." | [Times file photo]

Publix was named the sixth-most diverse employer in the country in Fortune magazine’s "100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017" list.

"We work to provide an inclusive environment for all our associates, and we are proud of the diversity that exists in our Publix family," said Marcy Benton, vice president of talent management at Lakeland-based Publix, in a release.

Ultimate Software of Weston came in No. 3 as the only other Florida company to make the top 10.

The rankings are based on the cultures that companies create to be inclusive for LGBT employees, minorities and women. Comcast NBCUniversal had the highest diversity, according to Fortune, followed by Hyatt Hotels, Ultimate Software, Salesforce and Wegmans Food Markets.