HALIFAX, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is proud to announce it has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2017 – the sixth consecutive year Jazz has earned the distinction.
"Diversity has long been a priority at Jazz. We are committed to providing our employees with a work environment that is rich in perspectives, backgrounds and cultures," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Being recognized as a top Diversity Employer for the past six years reinforces our pride in the practices and programs we've implemented to truly make Jazz a progressive and inclusive workplace."
Canada's Best Diversity Employers is an annual competition by Mediacorp Inc. to find the nation's leading companies who promote workplace inclusiveness and diversity. In recognizing Jazz with this award, the editors of Mediacorp praised the airline for the following initiatives:
- Developing a corporate strategy to support mental health in the workplace.
- Maintaining an in-house LGBTA employee resource group and launched a "Safe Space" campaign to promote an inclusive work environment -- Jazz recently shared a "Gender Transition in the Workplace" policy with employees and also partnered with Pride at Work Canada to host a "LGBT 101" webinar.
- Launching the Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity, a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a full-time student in their final year who self identifies as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority or female for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism.
Those interested in a career with Jazz are invited to consult the recruitment section of our website at www.flyjazz.ca/careers.
About Jazz Aviation LP
Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol 'CHR'. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,200 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.
There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.
Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 113 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.
Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.
Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of three Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.
For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.