Burnaby's MOSAIC presents Employer Recognition Award

Local immigrant-serving organization MOSAIC presented network security giant Fortinet Technology with its Employer Recognition Award recently.

MOSAIC has two offices in Burnaby and a large percentage of its clients are from the area. It presented Fortinet with the award at its annual general meeting on Sept. 26.

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"It's a truly humbling experience," said Joyce Chow, Fortinet's human resources manager, in a media release. "We feel so lucky that organizations like MOSAIC exist to connect us with qualified professionals who also have the added benefit of international experience and connections."

Founded in 1973, MOSAIC is a multilingual, non-profit organization that links immigrants, refugees and newcomers with employment and services.

"MOSAIC salutes Fortinet and all of the companies that we work with who are leaders in hiring newcomers," said Joan Anderson, MOSAIC's director of employment and language programs, in the release.

The award's criteria are to recognize employers for leadership and commitment in providing a workplace that supports the principles of multiculturalism and equity by having a diverse, multicultural staff.

For the past two years, Fortinet has actively participated in MOSAIC's job fairs, employer presentations, hired a number of newcomers, regularly submitted job openings and provided letters of support to the government to continue its funding to MOSAIC's various programs, according to the release.

Past recipients of the award include Vancity, Coastal Contacts, B.C. Hydro, Vancouver Coastal Health and Safeway, among others.

For more information about MOSAIC, visit www.mosaicbc.com

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