ACC named to Forbes top employers list

Austin Community College District has been named to Forbes 2016 America’s Best Employers list. ACC is the only community college in the nation to be recognized.

The list ranks the country’s top large and midsize employers based on input from more than 30,000 workers representing 1,900 businesses and institutions. ACC placed 70th among midsize companies and organizations.

“To be recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s top employers is an honor,” says ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes. “It’s a testament to our faculty and staff. Their dedication to helping our students reach their educational and career goals is what makes ACC a great place to work.”

America’s Best Employers 2016 features 500 large companies and 250 midsize companies, including 25 and 20 employers respectively from the education sector.

Featured companies are ranked based on results from an independent online survey conducted by Forbes in partnership with research firm Statista. Employees rated factors such as atmosphere, wages, diversity, and the likelihood they would recommend their employer to others.

ACC Vice President of Human Resources Geraldine Tucker says in addition to offering competitive salaries and benefits, the college is committed to supporting employees’ professional and personal growth with programs focusing on educational advancement, leadership development, employee recognition, and health and wellness.

See America’s Best Midsize Employers to view other companies ranked. View America’s Best Employers to see the ranking of large employers. Other Austin and Central Texas companies on the list include the City of Austin, Freescale Semiconductor, Dell, Whole Foods, H-E-B, and Rackspace.

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