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Bob’s Named to Newsweek’s ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+’

MANCHESTER, Connecticut – May 30, 2024 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, today announced its recognition as one of ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+ 2024’ by Newsweek magazine and Plant-A Insights Group.

“Bob’s Discount Furniture is committed to creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels at home, including fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace,” stated Pat Davies, Bob’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Receiving Newsweek’s Top Workplaces for LGBTQ+ award acknowledges our efforts to celebrate our differences and establish an environment where our employees can thrive. It also ensures that our customers and community partners feel welcomed.”

‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+ 2024’ recognizes the greatest workplaces in the United States by their performance on a range of relevant metrics from the perspective of LGBTQ+ employees.

To determine this year’s recipients, Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group conducted a detailed assessment of publicly available data, discussions and interviews with HR professionals, and large-scale confidential online surveys among LGBTQ+ employees. To qualify, it was required that companies were U.S. based with more than 500 employees in 2023 and more than 1,000 employees in 2022.

More than 29,000 LGBTQ+ employees in the U.S. were interviewed and over 205,000 comprehensive company reviews were collected, making ‘America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+ 2024’ one of the country’s largest independent employee studies to-date.

To view this year’s full ranking, visit here.

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 176 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 9th-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; America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families; and America’s Greatest Workplaces for LGBTQ+. In addition, Bob’s was recognized by USA Today and Plant-A Research Group in their America’s Customer Service Champions list.

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.   

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