AUSTIN, TEXAS — Minorities have a place at Whole Foods Market.
The retailer ranked No. 11 of 100 firms on Fortune magazine's 2008 list of the most diverse companies.
The main reason for this is that of more than 41,000 employees, 46% are minorities.
Whole Foods stands at No. 16 on Fortune's overall “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
Along with minorities, it made the list for a number of other reasons, including a record 21 new stores in 2007, its acquisition of Wild Oats, job growth for adding 3,755 new employees in the last year and because it pays 100% of its employees' health care premiums.