The National Black Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Airlines Announce Diversity Recruiting Center’s "Connecting Employers with Talent Sweepstakes"

Sweepstakes to promote diversity recruiting, and proceeds are used to create educational and business opportunities for America's small, diverse businesses leading to job creation.

Washington, DC, August 25, 2011 --( Looking for a job and need to get away? The National Black Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Airlines announce Diversity Recruiting Center’s “Connecting Employers with Talent Sweepstakes.” Every month a random drawing will be held beginning September 1, 2011 and ending August 1, 2012 with one grand prize being awarded to a job seeker for two round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines.

The NBCC is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines in making Employment Connections states Mr. Harry Alford, president of NBCC. The economic downturn that we are still facing has eliminated 7.9 million jobs, and many of them have been eliminated forever. By utilizing NBCC’s Diversity Recruiting Center, proceeds are used to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses by creating business and educational opportunities leading to economic growth and job creation.

At Southwest Airlines, diversity means having a modern and multi-faceted workforce which gives them a key competitive advantage in the national marketplace. Their network is comprised of Employees representing a variety of backgrounds whose individual experiences help form our unique Corporate Culture. Fostering an environment that encourages diversity of ideas, knowledge and actions is paramount to our operational excellence.

Diversity Recruiting Center is a network of NBCC’s partners, and all jobs are shared across the Diversity Recruiting Center network states Karen Harlan, President of Diversified Workplace. For companies looking to increase the diversity of their workforce, Diversity Recruiting Center connects them with skilled, diverse talent plus increases their Corporate Social Responsibility by supporting a leading non-profit who focuses on the growth of small, diverse businesses. It is a great way to support America and America’s small businesses.

For additional information, please visit or to see a full list of participating non-profits.

About Southwest Airlines
In its 40th year of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest serves 72 cities in 37 states and is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.

About National Black Chamber of Commerce
The National Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501 ©3 corporation with a mission to teach capitalism and expand access to capitalization, technical support, and procurement opportunities for Black and other minority owned businesses.

About Diversified Workplace
Diversified Workplace focuses on diversity recruiting in powering career centers for chambers, associations, and organizations who work to improve business opportunities and lives within our communities. Diversity Recruiting Center is a trademark of Diversified Workplace, LLC.

Media Contacts:
Charles DeBow
(202) 466-6888

Diversified Workplace
Karen Harlan
(817) 741-8545

Diversified Workplace
Karen Harlan