December 15, 2009
Best of the Best Work-Related Lists of 2009
Before we collectively bid farewell to this economically tumultuous year, let's reflect on some of the good aspects of 2009. Like these "best of" lists that impact the working world.
The big news on the list this year was that Google lost its spot at number 1, replaced by NetApp. Here are the list's top 5 best companies to work for:
2. Edward Jones
This is Money and Payscale.com's list of the top jobs in America based on pay and projected job growth over the next 10 years. Sadly for me, none of the top 50 careers have to do with blogging or Web content, but I still love what I do…. Here are the top 5:
BusinessWeek's list looks at the best employers for entry-level workers, based on surveys of career services directors, employers and undergrads. Once again, here is the top 5:
This list comes from Forbes and examines the cost of doing business, cost of living, crime rates, projected income, job growth and more. (They also have a list of the best small places for businesses and careers if you're not looking to live in a bigger metropolitan area.)
And if you've had enough of the working life -- and more importantly, have the luxury not to work, Money magazine offers you this list, too. The top 5:
1. Port Charlotte, Florida
2. Palm Springs, California
3. Traverse City, Michigan
4. Pinehurst, North Carolina
5. Surprise, Arizona
Working Mother chooses its list of best companies based on employers' family-friendliness. Each company offers its own brand of perks and flexibilities and the magazine does not rank them, so take a look at the list in its entirety as well as the Hall of Fame. It just didn't seem right to single out a few.
Do you have any best of lists of your own this year? Go ahead and share them on our blog.
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This is a great post, Norma. The nonprofit I work for, Winning Workplaces, run a competition every year to uncover the Top Small Company Workplaces. Last year we ran this with The Wall Street Journal and identified 15 winning firms from around the country from over 300 applicants; they're listed here: http://bit.ly/7msx7B
For 2010 we're partnering with Inc. Magazine for this awards program. Applications are being accepted through January 22, 2010. Details at: https://tsw.winningworkplaces.org
Thanks again for consolidating all these "best of work" lists in one place!
Posted by: Mark | Dec 15, 2009 12:19:49 PM
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