SEATTLE – (June 17, 2011) – Career Path Services won 2nd place in the Non Profit category at Seattle Business’ 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 awards dinner June 16, 2011, held at The Westin, Seattle.
“The companies on our 100 Best Companies To Work For list have created better workplaces by addressing such issues as communications, leadership and culture,” said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business. ” As the economy recovers and competition for talent intensifies, these companies will have an edge.”
Prior to the awards dinner, executives attended a forum to discuss managing in a period of economic recovery.
“Spokane’s Career Path Services provides free job-placement assistance to both job seekers and employers. So it’s no surprise that the organization, which is funded entirely by local, state and federal grants, knows how to treat employees well.… A multitude of employee-wellness programs — including entering a team in the annual Bloomsday 12-kilometer run — makes for a happy, healthy workforce”. —N.H.
Close to 25,000 employees of nominated companies filled out surveys administered by Seattle-based Gilmore Research. From the calculated research, a distinguished panel of judges chose the top companies. For companies making the list this year, it was a particularly noteworthy accomplishment, given that the 2011 competition had by far the largest number of entrants in its 21-year history,” said Michael Romoser, associate publisher of Seattle Business.
Winning companies were recognized for setting the standards for leadership, benefits, work environment, innovative training programs, happiest employees and more.
Career Path Services is a private non-profit incorporated in the State of Washington with a mission to help individuals and organizations meet their employment goals. Funded by federal, state and other grants, Career Path Services provides services at no cost, although eligibility requirements may apply.
In business since 1971, the organization annually helps thousands of individuals find their career and employers find the employee(s) they are searching for. Career Path Services provides resources for businesses and job seekers in 16 locations in Washington State:
• Corporate Headquarters, WorkSource and WorkFirst Spokane, serving Spokane and Lincoln Counties
• Colville, serving Stevens , Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties
• Omak, serving Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas Counties
• Tri-Cities, WorkSource Columbia Basin, serving Benton and Franklin counties
• Kent, White Center, Auburn, Renton, Rainier, and Federal Way serving King County
• Lakewood and Puyallup serving Pierce County
A full list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 can be seen on www.seattlebusinessmag.com.
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