KB Home Joins OppsPlace.com as Charter Member to Further Highlight Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by Creating Opportunities for Minority Talent and Businesses

OppsPlace Connects U.S. Companies to Minority Talent and Qualified Minority Businesses for Employment and Vendor Supplier Opportunities Across the Country

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BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — OppsPlace.com announced today that KB Home has joined as a corporate charter member as part of its commitment to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion within its talent and supplier procurement selection pools. KB Home joins a list of corporations from around the country each with a commitment to business solutions aimed at creating employment and business opportunities within the minority community.

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"OppsPlace was created as an online network to connect minority professionals and minority businesses to large U.S. corporations," said Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and co-founder of OppsPlace. "I believe corporate America must do more to fully engage the minority community and OppsPlace makes it easier for this engagement to take place. I commend KB Home for becoming one of our charter members and for making an affirmative statement that they are truly committed to providing employment and business opportunities for minority Americans."  Johnson is a member of KB Home's Board of Directors.    

The vision of Johnson and technology expert Ariel Friedler, OppsPlace provides companies with the best opportunity to find qualified minority job seekers and minority businesses online.

OppsPlace is free of charge for job seekers and minority firms and allows corporate human resources and procurement executives to easily access qualified job seekers and qualified minority businesses for openings to provide the best opportunities.

KB Home joins the nearly 40 other companies from across the U.S. to register as OppsPlace charter members.

For more information, visit us online at www.oppsplace.com.

About OppsPlace: OppsPlace, LLC created by Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and Ariel Friedler, CEO of Symplicity Corporation, is the preeminent online network for minorities looking to build net worth. It is the only online community that aggregates rich content, minorities looking for jobs and minority businesses seeking to do business with U.S. corporations – all in a robust networking environment. OppsPlace provides U.S. companies with the best opportunity to find qualified, minority job seekers and minority businesses in one online destination. For more information visit www.oppsplace.com.

About KB Home:  KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in a 2010 study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine's 2011 World's Most Admired Companies list. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol "KBH." For more information about KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

Media Contact: Traci Otey Blunt, 240.744.7858, tblunt@rljcompanies.com

 

SOURCE OppsPlace.com

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