Submitted by: Cigna Corporation
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity
Posted: May 18, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST
May 18 /CSRwire/ - CIGNA was named one of the "Top 100
Employers" by The Black Collegian magazine in the publication's annual
ranking. The list is comprised of companies who hire the most college
CIGNA projected a total of 308 hires from the college ranks this year,
enough to lead its category (Health Administration/Management) in The Black
Collegian's ranking. Overall, CIGNA placed 45th on the list. This year marks
the 9th year CIGNA has been ranked by the publication.
"We are pleased to have made the list again this year," said Andrew Adams,
CIGNA's Assistant Vice President of University Relations. "CIGNA is a company
that offers a multitude of career opportunities and we are committed to
attracting the best and the brightest graduates."
Surveying major employers in various industries, The Black Collegian
retained the accounting and consulting services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP to
facilitate the study. According to the study, employers forecast a
10-15 percent increase in the number of job opportunities for the Class of
2000. It also indicated a 3-4 percent increase in starting salaries.
The 29-year-old The Black Collegian magazine is distributed to 800
campuses nationwide, primarily through the career planning and placement
office. The magazine targets African-American students seeking information
about careers and self-development. The Western College Placement Association
ranks The Black Collegian the number one career opportunities magazine.
CIGNA Corporation's (NYSE: CI) subsidiaries are leading providers of
employee benefits in the United States and serve selected international
markets. Their products and services include managed and indemnity health
care coverage; group life, accident and disability insurance; retirement
services; and investment management. As of December 31, 1999, CIGNA
Corporation had consolidated revenues of $18.8 billion, consolidated assets of
$95.3 billion and shareholders' equity of $6.1 billion.
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