To this end, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. Non-discriminatory policies and practices are in place to ensure that our equal opportunity approach is enforced. We will consider any individual for any position for which he or she is qualified and can perform the essential job functions. In the United States, we actively recruit women and minorities through targeted outreach efforts.
In 2015, our business saw a significant increase in the total number of employees as a result of the acquisition of IVC and KAI. During the year, females comprised nearly 30 percent of the workforce, and approximately one percent of our employees were classified as part-time.