Manchester, CT – October 30, 2023 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omnichannel furniture retailers in the country, is proud to be recognized for the second consecutive year as a 2023 “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation” by Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women in Trucking Association (WIT). WIT is a non-profit organization that encourages the employment of women in the trucking industry, promotes their accomplishments, and minimizes obstacles they may encounter.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from WIT for a second consecutive year,” said Peter Sorrentino, Senior Vice President, Distribution at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “At Bob’s, we take great pride in the diversity of our workforce. We are proud to celebrate our female colleagues in trucking and appreciate their contributions to the company’s success.”
“The recognition from WIT is an industry validation of Bob’s continuous efforts to support gender diversity and equality,” said Aaron Clausen, Director, Outbound Logistics at Bob’s Discount Furniture.
Bob’s Discount Furniture was selected by Redefining the Road for its highly positive and inclusive corporate culture that fosters gender diversity as well as competitive compensation and benefits including flexible hours and work requirements, professional development and career advancement opportunities for women.
“Many companies in the transportation industry take serious steps to recruit and retain a diverse workforce,” said Brian Everett, Group Publisher and Editorial Director. “Redefining the Road is pleased to name Bob’s Discount Furniture as a 2023 Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation. Bob’s has demonstrated that it places a significant importance on gender diversity as part of its business strategy and is to be commended for the work in diversity that the company is doing.”
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.
With 170 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 8th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today. The company is also recognized by Plant-A Research Group and Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families.
Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.