The City of Austin has earned national recognition as the ninth best employer in the United States by Forbes Magazine in its list of “America’s Best Employers.” This is an improvement to last year’s 22nd rank in the same poll.
The list ranks the top 500 employers in both the public and private sectors. The City of Austin was the highest ranking employer in the government services sector.
“This distinction reflects the tireless dedication of the more than 13,000 employees who make the City of Austin an incredible place to work,” Austin Interim City Manager Elaine Hart said. “Forbes has recognized our exceptional employees who are truly committed to serving the people of Austin. I continue to be impressed by our staff and am proud to work alongside them every day.”
Companies in the top ten include Costco, Google, REI, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Wegmans Food Markets. This is the third year Forbes has ranked the top 500 employers.
“This recognition speaks volumes to what our workforce is doing for the community daily, ” Assistant City Manager Mark Washington said. “I want to thank all employees for their impact and contributions.”
Forbes created the list by working with online statistics provider Statista to survey more than 30,000 workers from companies with more than 5,000 employees.
Employees were contacted anonymously online without the involvement of their employer. Those surveyed represented the U.S. workforce by gender, age, region, education and ethnicity.
“The City strives to be an industry leader, and to incorporate new and innovative ways to accomplish our business where every employee and our residents are taken into consideration,” Human Resource Director Joya Hayes said.