Inclusion and Diversity | Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Inclusion and Diversity

Everyone is essential in solving global challenges.

We believe inclusive diversity promotes innovation, enhances problem-solving, and makes us a more successful and productive organization. Every unique voice brings something valuable to the conversation – and everyone’s ideas and opinions are welcome and respected. We invite you to join our diverse team and help us reach our goals together.

Lab Profiles

Recognized for Diversity

  • 2021 Family-Friendly New Mexico Award

    Platinum Level

    Awarded December 2020

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  • Top 20 Government Employers

    Careers and the Disabled

    Rank 9; highest-ranking National Laboratory

    Awarded January 2021

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  • Top 20 Government Employers

    Minority Engineer

    Rank 10; highest-ranking National Laboratory

    Awarded February 2021

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  • Top 20 Government Employers

    Equal Opportunity

    Rank 20; first and only National Laboratory to ever make the list

    Awarded March 2021

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  • Best of the Best Award: Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies for Hispanics

    Hispanic Network

    Awarded October 2021

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  • Best of the Best Award: Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies for Women

    Professional Women

    Awarded September 2021

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  • Top 20 Government Employers

    Women Engineer

    Rank 10

    Awarded April 2021

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  • Top 20 Government Employers

    STEM Workforce Diversity

    Rank 9; highest-ranking National Laboratory

    Awarded July 2021

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  • 50 Best Companies for Latinas

    Latina STYLE

    Rank 30

    Awarded September 2021

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  • HIRE Vets Medallion Program

    Gold Medallion (fourth year in a row)

    Awarded October 2021

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  • 2021 Best of the Best Award: Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies

    Black EOE Journal

    Awarded January 2021

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  • The 20 Best Research Companies to Work For

    InHerSight

    Rank 1

    Awarded October 2021

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Employee Resource Groups

Employee engagement is essential to our vibrant workforce. Laboratory ERGs are created and run by employees who help us attract, recruit, retain, and promote representative group members, as well as provide education and awareness of work environment issues regarding the group. As part of our team, you can be involved with the following groups:

Our Diversity and Inclusion Story

Veterans 6.2%

Individuals
with Disabilities 5.7%

Women 32.5%

Men 67.5%

  • American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Other Pacific Islander 2.1%
  • Asian 5.4%
  • Black or African American 1.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino 38.5%
  • Two or more races 1.6%
  • White 50.9%

Types of Jobs

% Women

% URM

% OPC

Senior Leadership

Director/President, Deputy Director/Vice President, Associate Lab Director

30.00%
6.67%
0.00%

Research/Technical Management

(First-line and Mid-level) Engineering Management, Research Management, Technical Management

25.00%
17.11%
5.00%

Operations (or Research Support) Management

Business Management, Computer Systems, Communications, ESHQ, Facilities Ops, HR, Legal, Tech Transfer, Strategic Planning

33.12%
44.20%
1.16%

Technical Research Staff

Non-management: Researchers, Scientists, or Engineers

25.07%
17.86%
7.90%

Operations Support Staff

Non-management Support Titles

40.97%
54.11%
2.11%

Post-Doctoral

Post-doc Employees

25.67%
8.56%
34.72%

Graduate Students

Funded by Lab

34.07%
23.49%
18.94%

Undergraduate Students

Funded by Lab, do not include undergrad students funded by DOE directly (i.e. SULI)

41.85%
41.34%
7.45%