SALISBURY, Md. — Perdue Farms has been named to the Forbes 2nd annual list of “America’s Best-in-State Employers” in Delaware and Virginia. The list, which Forbes recently released in partnership with online statistics firm Statista, is based on an independent survey of 80,000 employees working for companies employing at least 500 in their U.S. operations.
“As a company that is celebrating 100 years in business this year, this recognition from Forbes is a reflection of our decades-long commitment to ensuring we provide a safe and inclusive work culture that allows our associates to be successful,” said Randy Day, Perdue Farms CEO. “As evidenced by our ongoing efforts to support and protect our associates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to putting them first as they continue to serve as frontline heroes in America’s food supply chain.”
The survey included companies from 25 different industry sectors. The 307 companies ranked among the top employers were awarded as “America’s Best-in State Employers 2020.”
Using a vast sample of the U.S. workforce, employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Forbes also asked participants to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively. Additionally, employees were asked questions about work related topics including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image regarding their current employer.
This is the third recent associate focused recognition for Perdue Farms. The company received the Silver Stevie® Award for Most Valuable Employer for its response to COVID-19, which honors the contributions of human resources individuals, teams, and entire organizations that have worked valiantly over the past months to keep employees safe, healthy, employed, paid and informed. Additionally, 18 Perdue Farms facilities earned Joint Industry Safety and Health Council awards for consistently implementing innovative and effective workplace safety health processes and systems, making the company a leader in workplace safety in the poultry industry. Also, in January, the company was recognized by Forbes as a “Best Employer for Diversity” for the second year in a row.