Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB ) -- Olive Tree Publishing, Inc., the publisher of the Black EOE Journal, the Hispanic Network Magazine, and the Professional Woman's Magazine, announced that Liberty Tax Service has been selected and will be recognized in their publications' 2009 "Best of the Best" Annual Review Series. The annual evaluation, now in its 18th year, sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for minorities and is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's career advancement opportunities for minorities.
Liberty Tax Service received the following honors:
Black EOE Journal "2009 Annual Yearbook" (Circulation: October 2009 through January 2010)
Hispanic Network Magazine "2009 Best of the Best" (Circulation: November 2009 through February 2010)
Professional Woman's Magazine (PWM) is dedicated to promoting the advancement of multi-cultural diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. (Circulation: December 2009 through March 2010)
This year, more than 900 of the most prominent corporations in the United States were included in the extensive search. Olive Tree Publishing staff gathered data and performed extensive non-biased studies in the areas of diversity employment, supplier diversity, and corporations by industry (financial institutions, auto makers, retailers, etc.), and education. The studies include the evaluation of data from independent research organizations, market research reports, public information, 10-K annual reports, survey responses, interviews, and the OTP Research Division.
"We are honored to be recognized by these prestigious publications," explains Liberty Tax Founder and CEO John Hewitt. "Diversity in the workplace has always been a prime directive for us at Liberty Tax Service and we take great pride in our efforts to provide business and career opportunities to talented individuals regardless of race, color or gender. As a matter of fact, we believe our success is driven by our multicultural business approach."
"Kudos to these companies for "getting it"; they are the ones with the strong global diversity branding. They are the leaders in their industry and have the most competitive edge. Like us, they are aware that Hispanics are an important and powerful minority group in our country and have greatly impacted our economy. In fact, Hispanic-owned businesses generated over $46 billion in sales. With over 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses, they generated over $222 billion in revenue and help employ over 277,683 jobs according to the U.S. Census Bureau," commented Mona Lisa Faris-Placey, President and CEO of Olive Tree Publishing, publishers of the Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine and Professional Woman's Magazine.
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry's history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 7,000,000 individual income tax returns and currently operates over 3,200 offices throughout the United States and Canada, with another 500 offices planned for 2010.
Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and refund loans. With an emphasis on customer service including audit assistance, a money back guarantee, free ITIN's for all immigrants and free reviews of prior year tax returns, Liberty Tax Service is well known for its strong commitment to its client base. Liberty Tax Service also provides a Hispanic Services Seal of Excellence Certification program that ensures that its offices provide bilingual assistance and are knowledgeable about how to properly serve the Hispanic community.
With 41 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE: JTX)
Olive Tree Publishing is the publisher of the Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal, the Hispanic Network Magazine, and the Professional Woman's Magazine. Founded in 1991, the Black EOE Journal is dedicated to promoting the advancement of African-Americans in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. For over a decade, the Hispanic Network Magazine has reported vital news influencing the Hispanic community and shared pertinent principles to empower each individual in achieving both business and employment/career success. Professional Woman's Magazine (PWM) is dedicated to promoting the advancement of multi-cultural diverse women in all aspects of business and employment, to ensure equal opportunity.