August 5 - Jacobs Engineering Group has been named Private Sector Employer of the Year by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) of Northern California.

The award will be presented on August 13th at the Fifth Annual COMTO Industry and Awards Recognition Reception at the Carnelian Room in the Bank of America Building in San Fransisco.

This annual event honours outstanding women and minorities, minority business enterprises, organisations and companies for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the transportation industry in the Bay Area, and for furthering the goals of COMTO.

Jacobs Engineering Group is being recognized as one of the largest global providers of professional transportation services with a culturally diverse workforce. Jacobs also partners with small and disadvantaged businesses to maximize resources and expertise, and strongly supports COMTO's scholarship programmes.

Jacobs President and CEO Craig Martin stated, "We are extremely honoured to be named Private Sector Employer of the Year by COMTO. With our extremely capable and talented staff, we will continue to provide innovative solutions for our transportation clients and be strongly involved in the communities we serve."

Founded in 1971 in Washington, D.C., COMTO is a national, multi-ethnic organization serving as advocate for the transportation careers and transportation needs of minorities. Its membership includes transportation officials from most of the major transportation agencies and transportation-related business sectors.

Jacobs, with annual revenues exceeding $12 billion, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.