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Forbes Honors Michelin and Milliken As Top Employers

May 03, 2018 11:54AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Milliken & Company and Michelin both ranked high as America's Best Mid-Size Employers in 2018. Compiled by Forbes magazine, the honor recognizes highly rated employers with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S.-based employees each year.

“This is truly an honor to receive,” shares J. Harold Chandler, Chairman, President and CEO for Milliken & Company. “For Milliken, associate engagement and empowerment enables the success we achieve as a diversified manufacturer. We are pleased to be considered an employer of value, and we see this recognition as a reflection of our firm commitment to our associates, first and foremost.”

Michelin ranked No. 1, which highlights Michelin's commitment to providing a better way forward for its employees, customers, and communities.

“At Michelin, our dedication to our workforce is best defined by two key words: We care,” said David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America. “From candidate to new-hire to long-term employee, Michelin provides experiences that empower its people to make a difference and be proud of where they work. Michelin is honored by this recognition.”

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes asked 30,000 American employees – 82 percent full-timers – working for large firms or institutions to participate in a survey about their own employers and about other employers based in the U.S. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development, and company image. The top 500 mid-size employers – representing 25 different industries – were highlighted based on participant responses.