Jun 23, 2017 - 10:59 am CDT

For the second year in a row Forbes Magazine has put the City of Austin near the top of its list of America’s Best Employers. This year, the City of Austin jumped up to the ninth spot. Last year, we were 22nd.

The annual list from Forbes ranks the top 500 employers in both the public and private sectors. For 2017, the City of Austin was the highest ranking employer in the government services sector.

Other 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.

We are so proud of this recognition because it highlights what I already know about the City. It reflects the tireless dedication of the more than 13,000 employees who make the City of Austin an incredible place to work. It also recognizes 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.

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.

To view the full list visit: http://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/

Jul 27, 2016 - 04:55 pm CDT

HR News Magazine of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources recently published an article highlighting what factors place public sector organizations into the top tier of America’s employers.

The article looks to Austin (No. 22) and three other public agencies that were ranked in the Forbes’ 2016 list of 500 “Best U.S. Employers” for insight into what makes a great workplace environment and how that translates into community stewardship.

The HR News Magazine article noted our innovative Human Resources programs and cited our PRIDE  values which guide our organization to work toward being the best-managed city in the country.

The article applauds our “cutting edge” approach to employee development as well as our engagement of employees in developing new benefits, services and products.

I take great pride in our organization “Making the Grade as One of America’s Best Employers” as the article states.  While the headline sums up our commitment to employees, it also reflects our commitment to providing the best possible customer service to our residents.

Read the article, here.

 

Jul 27, 2016 - 04:55 pm CDT

HR News Magazine of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources recently published an article highlighting what factors place public sector organizations into the top tier of America’s employers.

The article looks to Austin (No. 22) and three other public agencies that were ranked in the Forbes’ 2016 list of 500 “Best U.S. Employers” for insight into what makes a great workplace environment and how that translates into community stewardship.

The HR News Magazine article noted our innovative Human Resources programs and cited our PRIDE  values which guide our organization to work toward being the best-managed city in the country.

The article applauds our “cutting edge” approach to employee development as well as our engagement of employees in developing new benefits, services and products.

I take great pride in our organization “Making the Grade as One of America’s Best Employers” as the article states.  While the headline sums up our commitment to employees, it also reflects our commitment to providing the best possible customer service to our residents.

Read the article, here.

 

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