Check out this article from CNNMoney, “How to lure Gen Y workers? Do good.” According to the article:
Four in five Millennials say they want to work for a company that cares about how it affects or contributes to society, according to a 2006 Cone survey. Some 68% said they would refuse to work for an employer that is not socially responsible.
The article specifically mentions IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Merrill Lynch as companies promoting their community and philanthropic efforts to recruit young professionals. If you’re interested in researching other employers with a strong reputation in community service, environmental responsibility and/or sustainability practices, check out the following resources:
2008 Stevie Awards for Best Corporate Social Responsibility (scroll down to see finalists and winners including small, medium and large companies)
Of course, nonprofit organizations and government agencies provide excellent employment opportunities where you can have a positive impact on the world. Know of any other examples of great companies for volunteer-minded employees? Please share!