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WestRock Named to Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates List


ATLANTA – (June 14, 2022) – WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has been named as one of the 2022 Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates, ranking seventh within the Engineering & Manufacturing category.

The ranking is determined by Forbes and Statista, a leading global statistics company and industry ranking provider. An independent survey focused on issues and experiences in the workplace analyzes the responses of more than 20,000 young professionals employed by organizations of 1,000 or more to identify the companies most liked by new workforce entrants. Listed companies represent the top 3% of employers who meet survey criteria.

“We’re focused on recruiting the best talent for our business and ensuring our teammates are engaged, feel valued, and can do their very best work while providing ongoing opportunities for growth and continued learning,” said Vicki Lostetter, chief human resources officer at WestRock. “Being recognized for these efforts is especially rewarding as we continue to build and empower future leaders, taking the required steps to be a company where people choose to work.” As published in its 2021 WestRock Sustainability Report, Supporting People and Communities is a core pillar of the organization’s sustainability strategy. The company invests in education, training, safety and emphasizes the importance of contributing to the communities where it operates.

WestRock teammates build long-lasting connections with customers by partnering to develop innovative approaches to promoting, displaying and protecting their products in the marketplace. New graduates are encouraged to discover employment opportunities at WestRock via the company’s Careers site.