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Recently KBR, Inc. (KBR), an engineering, and construction services company, has been selected as the Gold Corporate Partner of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

This corporate partnership recognizes and rewards KBR’s tireless commitments to career development of chemical engineers as an employer and to the wider process industries as a whole. KBR is the third recipient of this award, along with Sellafield Ltd and the Abu Dhabi Operating Company.

IChemE is a global professional membership organization representing the chemical engineering industry. As a Gold Corporate Partner, KBR has pledged its commitment to encourage talented and young professionals to pursue chemical engineering and has diligently worked with students to prepare them for their careers in the future. The company has also supported its own chemical engineering employees to work towards Chartered Chemical Engineer and obtain the Fellow status with the Institute. Currently, the company has a workforce of more than 35,000 employees, including a group of skilled and highly qualified employees.

This award is recognition of KBR as one of the top employers in the chemical engineering community. This recognition will give KBR the advantage of recruiting new talent and retaining qualified employees along with an opportunity to influence the learning process of the next generation of chemical engineers. In addition, it also benefits the company’s standing from the point of view of Corporate Social Responsibility of the company.

KBR currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks worth a look in the services sector are Global Partners LP (GLP - Snapshot Report), AECOM Technology Corporation (ACM - Analyst Report) and Chicago Bridge & Iron. (CBI - Analyst Report), all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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