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Asplundh Tree Expert Company

Asplundh Tree Expert Company, a tree removal company, will pay $55,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination against 124 black applicants for Groundperson, Tree Trimmer, and Equipment Operation ("Utility") positions at its Macon, GA facility. Asplundh denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Asplundh will extend job opportunities to 5 of the affected applicants.

Ben E. Keith Company (BEK Foods and BEK Beverage)

The Ben E. Keith Company – operating as Ben E. Keith Dallas Fort Worth Foods (BEK Foods) and Fort Worth/Waco Beer & Fleet Main (BEK Beverage) – has agreed to pay $350,000 in back pay and interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its two Fort Worth, Texas, facilities. BEK Foods, which provides food distribution for the Department of the Army, and BEK Beverage, a wholesale beverage distributor, will pay $350,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at their Fort Worth, Texas locations. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 540 black and white applicants for the Warehouse Trainee – FT position and 113 black applicants for the Non-DOT Route Svc Trainee position and were not hired. OFCCP also found that BEK Beverage discriminated against 307 qualified female and black applicants for the Store Stocker part-time position and 75 qualified black applicants for the Store Stocker DOT/CDL position and were not hired. BEK Foods and BEK Beverage deny these claims, but have agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the Conciliation Agreement, BEK Foods will extend job opportunities to 15 black applicants and 4 white applicants for the Warehouse Trainee - FT position, and 8 black applicants for the Non-DOT RT SVC position as positions becomes available. BEK Beverage will extend job opportunities to 6 affected female applicants and 27 black applicants for the Store Stocker part-time position, and 6 black applicants for the Store Stocker DOT/CDL position. BEK Foods and BEK Beverage will also maintain all records associated with their hiring processes.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., which produces, distributes, and markets bottled and canned liquid non-alcoholic refreshment products in North America, will pay $118,086 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Hollywood, Florida, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 16 qualified women who applied for Merchandiser positions and were not hired. Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Consolidated Diesel, Inc.

Consolidated Diesel, Inc., a manufacturer of mid-range electronic and mechanical diesel, natural gas, and propane engines and components, will pay $50,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Whitakers, NC, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 11 black employees in the "Managers-Exempt" position. Consolidated Diesel, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Consolidated Diesel, Inc. will evaluate and monitor its pay practices for the Managers-Exempt position and provide training to all managers at the Whitakers, NC establishment.

GE Aviation

GE Aviation Wilmington NC US, a manufacturer of internal rotating parts for GE jet engines, will pay $48,911 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Wilmington, North Carolina, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 8 qualified black applicants who applied for Machine Operator – A positions, and were not hired. GE Aviation denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, GE Aviation will also extend 3 job opportunities and provide training to all individuals involved in the recruiting, selecting, or tracking applicants for Machine Operator – A positions.

Geo Joe Corley Detention Center

The GEO Joe Corley Detention Center ("Joe Corley") provides detention services for Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") detainees in Conroe, Texas. The company will pay $250,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the Conroe, Texas location. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 423 qualified female applicants for Correctional Officer positions. Joe Corley denies these claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the Conciliation Agreement, Joe Corley will extend 22 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

Kforce Incorporated

KForce, Inc., a staffing and recruiting firm, agrees to pay $188,806 to resolve hiring discrimination at its Tampa, FL facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 207 black applicants for Talent Qualification Specialist Trainee positions. KForce, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Northwest Protection Service, LP (NWPS)

Universal Protection Services (d/b/a Allied Universal), formerly Northwest Protective Services, a privately-owned security services company based in the United States, will pay $175,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Seattle, Washington facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 398 qualified African-American applicants who applied for Security positions and were not hired. NWPS and Allied Universal deny those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Allied Universal will also extend 25 job opportunities to the affected class members.

US Foods, Inc.

US Foods, Inc., a publicly traded foodservice distributor, will pay $32,817 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Ogden, UT facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 15 females who were not hired. US Foods, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, US Foods, Inc. will also extend 2 job offers to females.