Santa Clara, CA – ATR International (ATR) has been named to the 2022 edition of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) list of diversity-owned staffing firms. The recognition on this year’s list, billed by SIA as “a great resource for the workforce solutions ecosystem,” is a direct reflection of ATR’s maturation into a diverse supplier of choice for small and large businesses alike.
Angelique Alvarez, Head of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, who made SIA’s DE&I Influencers List in 2021 and hosts a podcast on diversity, cites ATR’s unique perspective as a driving force behind making the list.
“Diversity at ATR has never been just a strategy or an initiative to check boxes,” she said. “It’s a way of life for us, and it’s been that way since we opened our doors. We’ve always taken it upon ourselves to mirror the rich diversity of the communities in which we work and serve. It’s great to have that dedication to authentic diversity recognized by SIA.”
ATR was founded by immigrants in 1988 and has grown into a woman-led, Hispanic-owned business whose leadership team is currently 90 percent female—a notable achievement in California’s male-dominated Silicon Valley. The company has worked diligently to build strong relationships in the Minority Business Enterprise community over the course of its history, and the efforts have paid off. In addition to making SIA’s list for 2022, ATR’s recent award-wins include a 2022 Stevie Award for Ethics in Sales, a Latinx Business Leadership Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2021, and numerous others.
“Being named to SIA’s list of diversity-owned staffing firms makes me proud of how far we’ve come as a champion for underrepresented people in our business,” said Andrea Brenholz, CEO and President of ATR. “My sincere hope is that this list gets even longer in the near future as more entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds take a chance to pursue their dreams. I’m hoping we can all work together to push this industry forward into a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future.”
About ATR International
ATR International is a staffing and consulting leader and Minority Business Enterprise for the IT, engineering, accounting and finance, professional, manufacturing, and scientific industries. Founded in 1988, it has grown to serve both small and Fortune 500 organizations while delivering next-generation recruiting that enables businesses and communities to thrive. ATR has won a number of awards recognizing its business success and diversity and was previously crowned the NMSDC Supplier of the Year. For more information, visit www.atrinternational.com.