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Diversity at Staples

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At Staples, we embrace and promote inclusion and diversity. We know how important it is for all associates to feel valued for who they are.

Staples recognizes the value diversity brings to an organization. That’s why we strive to build a dynamic and talented team of associates across all diversity dimensions – culture, race, gender, sexual orientation and more. By combining a diverse workforce with a culture of inclusion, our hope is that each and every associate will contribute to their full potential.

What are we doing to attract diverse talent?

  • Posting all of our openings to dozens of job sites focused on diversity.
  • Posting openings to hundreds of colleges and universities, many of which have a history of diversity.
  • Partnering with organizations that specialize in recruiting diverse talent.
  • Collaborating with our Associate Resource Groups to encourage referrals.

What are we doing to develop and retain diverse talent?

We currently offer training and tools through various programs across the organization — Staples University, Rising Stars, internships and Succession Planning — to name a few.  We also aim to establish connections and help associates achieve their personal and professional goals through participation in our Associate Resource Groups and mentoring program.

Another important component is the ongoing leadership training to provide our supervisors and managers with the information and tools they need to create a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

Are we doing anything specific to engage and retain female talent?

Staples clearly understands the unique perspective and ideas that women bring to any organization. We know how important women are to growing and sustaining positive business outcomes. Hiring, engaging and retaining talented females at all career stages are core objectives for us. We want women to be represented in our entry-level positions, our most senior-level roles and everywhere in between.

Staples is keenly aware of the national gender wage gap that exists and is actively pursuing ways to understand where our own gaps exist and how to mitigate them.  We are proud signatories of the Equal Pay Pledge. It affirms our commitment and outlines a few of our key efforts to help level the playing field.

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So what’s next? 

We encourage you to check out our job opportunities and apply today!  If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Erika Hopkins, at:

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Staples is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view the “EEO is the Law” poster click here.
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Featured Associate Resource Groups

Women Who Lead strives to give women the tools they need to be successful in the workplace and beyond. It facilitates connections and partnerships among all associates to help support women’s initiatives. Ultimately, the goal is to help Staples become a leader in recruiting, developing and retaining female leaders.


Our Women Who Lead ARG enjoy giving back to the community

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Out at Work is a network for members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. This group not only functions as an advocate and resource for associates but also as trusted advisors to the business from an LGBT perspective.



Members of our Out at Work ARG balance work and fun!

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Diversity Matters in the Rockies is a resource group committed to providing associate development activities and relevant community events for all associates in our Broomfield location. They are dedicated to respecting and encouraging diversity in all its forms: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

Diversity Matters in the Rockies ARG participates in events year-round

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Black Ties is a professional group of associates who support each other, Staples’ objectives and the development of black associates globally by fostering inclusion and diversity and providing development opportunities to further support Staples’ goal to attract, engage and retain talented, diverse associates.


Our Black Ties ARG enjoy a night of theatre together.

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