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Promoting Diversity of Minority Women in FM

As World FM Week continues, Rian Tara Johnson explores the standing of minority women in FM. By Rian Tara Johnson, Marketing Manager — Americas, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield Bound for Change: Promoting Diversity of Minority Women in Facilities Management. Changing the norm is a reoccurring theme for female leaders in facilities management and is often championed by a long-standing commitment to diversity programs and inclusive cultures. Within C&W Services and Cushman & Wakefield, we launched a new global Inclusion and Diversity policy, defining inclusion, diversity and respect for [...]

Welcome Mia Mends, C&W Services Chief Executive

We are thrilled to welcome Mia Mends as Chief Executive of C&W Services. As Chief Executive, Mia will oversee operations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, leading a business of nearly 13,000 people serving clients across a variety of industries.

Mia Mends

Chief Executive As Chief Executive, C&W Services, Mia Mends oversees operations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, with nearly 13,000 people serving clients across a variety of industries. Prior to joining C&W Services, Mia spent a decade in senior leadership roles at Sodexo, including Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and served as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of North America. As CAO, she designed an integrated target operating model for the $10 billion business while leading the productivity and performance of 160,000 employees. She also [...]

5 Elements of Prime Contractor Engagement with Small Businesses

At the December 2021 Milcon Contracting Summit, De'Von Williams, VP of Operations for Government Services, discussed 5 Elements of Prime Contractor Engagement with Small Businesses. Milcon is a national conference that brings together contracting officers, professionals, and industry executives from around the country. Continue reading to learn how C&W Services uses the five aspects to build long-term connections. Supplier Identification Identifying and understanding the company and partnership Making ethical decisions Performance Management How subcontractors can deliver top-notch service excellence How the service benefits the client from a safety and [...]

Meet What’s Next: Juan Gomez

“My top priority has always been to support and help our people—and I’ve double-downed on that in response to COVID-19.” - Juan Gomez, Senior Director of HR, C&W Services, Dallas Juan Gomez helps lead Human Resources for C&W Services. He makes an impact by empowering employees across the organization—from informing them about the latest protocols to implementing industry-leading tools to even founding our internal mentorship program. With over 14,000 front-line employees across hundreds of client sites, we create HR solutions that are efficient, scalable and robust.  Since the beginning [...]

The Value of Women in the Industrial Workforce

We’re investing in training and developing women. When you hear about industrial maintenance jobs in welding, HVAC, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical, a woman in a hard hat might not be your first mental picture. C&W Services in Blair, Nebraska is changing this way of thinking. C&W Services provides integrated facility services to more than 600 customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Even with 14,000 motivated and skilled employees, we face challenges in recruiting for skilled trades in today’s labor markets. We’re investing in new training, employee [...]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

C&W Services honors the voices and impact of Hispanic culture. Spanning from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Latinos’ achievements and their cultures. This year, our teams across the U.S. joined in the celebration by attending a number of events in their local communities. At one event we organized in collaboration with Cushman & Wakefield, our team passed out flyers that explained the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and why we celebrate it. In addition, we handed out Mexican candy and gave [...]

Celebrating Women in Facilities: Lynn

Diversity inspires innovation at C&W Services. This Friday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. The day is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women, and to advocate for increased gender parity. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, and it calls on all of us to both celebrate areas where balance has been achieved, and to drive change in places where it is absent. Throughout March we’re going to be sharing stories about women at all levels of our company. Be sure to check back [...]

Alutiiq C&W Services Joint Venture Formed to Offer Minority Business Capabilities in Facilities Services

AUBURNDALE, MASS — 1/7/2018 — A new joint venture (JV) has been formed between C&W Services, Inc. — one of North America’s leading facility services companies — and Alutiiq Logistics & Maintenance Services, LLC (ALMS) — a certified small, Alaska Native-owned business and wholly owned subsidiary of Alutiiq, LLC (Alutiiq). This JV was formed to help clients meet the highest standards of facility performance while achieving their diversity spending goals. The JV — Alutiiq C&W Services, LLC — will provide services including janitorial, maintenance, controlled environments cleaning, production environment [...]