America’s best employer for 2018 is a company that employs thousands of Americans but is headquartered in France, according to Forbes’ annual rankings of the best employers in the country. The rankings of America’s best large employers placed tire manufacturer Michelin at the top of the list while the grocery chain Trader Joe’s took the No. 2 spot and Google came in at No. 3.
Forbes’ rankings were released on Tuesday and include 500 companies that have more than 5,000 employees. On the list are 10 companies that are based in North Carolina. The highest ranked North Carolina company on the list is Duke University (No. 18), which is headquartered in Durham.
Here are all the North Carolina companies that made the list:
Duke University (No. 18), Durham, North Carolina Ingersoll Rand (No. 41), Davidson, North Carolina New Hanover Regional Medical Center (No. 47), Wilmington, North Carolina Duke Energy (No. 106), Charlotte, North Carolina Set and Service Resources (No. 248), Raleigh, North Carolina PRA Health Sciences (No. 264), Raleigh, North Carolina VF (No. 265), Greensboro, North Carolina PPD (No. 354), Wilmington, North Carolina Nucor (No. 419), Charlotte, North Carolina Snyder’s-Lance (No. 434), Charlotte, North Carolina
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the list. Statista surveyed 30,000 people, asking respondents to rate how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, Forbes explains. Respondents were also asked to nominate organizations outside of their own, according to Forbes.
Michelin climbed 33 spots on the list to claim the top ranking for 2018 and is the only non-American company on the list. Forbes says that the company offers a "purpose-driven career" and advancement opportunities that enable employees to have long careers within the organization.
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