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The Best Places to Work


Doors to jobs, a study of the organization of the labor market in California., Digital ID 1108167, New York Public LibraryLooking for work?

Would you like to work for a company that offers job opportunities and extensive training programs, such as eLearning, online training, functional training, and leadership development? How about working for a company that offers education reimbursement for your MBA, CPA, MS in computer engineering or unpaid sabbaticals to pursue personal interests?

There are companies that offer family-friendly benefits, such as flexible work schedules, telecommuting options, paternity leave, and adoption assistance, as well as on-site exercise and fitness facilities, health insurance, and an emphasis on work-life balance.

There are companies with a reputation of financial strength, high ethical standards, job security, support for diversity, and employee skills/mission match. Some companies may even offer free breakfasts and lunches, day snacks, transportation subsidies, profit sharing, stock ownership, retirement benefits, reward, and recognition programs.

The following sites feature the best places to work with the benefits and company culture you're searching for:

AARP-- Best Employers for Workers over 50   2011 Winners  
This site features 50 best employers for workers over 50.

Advertising Age — Top 10 Best Places to Work in Marketing and Media 2011
This is a list of 10 best industry employers in marketing and media.

CNN Money — 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011
This is a service of CNN. All data is based on U S employees. This site includes job openings at best companies.

CNN Money -- 100 Best Companies to Work For  -- Big pay: Annual pay  2011  
This site includes the most common job title with average annual pay in each best company.

Crain’s New York Business — Best Places to Work 2011
This site presents 51 companies. Information includes the number of employees, average salaries, layoffs, new positions, health care premiums, tuition reimbursement and more. — Best Places to Work For Recent Grads 2011
This site features 20 organizations with outstanding training programs, lucrative incomes, and great opportunities for rapid professional growth.

Fortune — 100 Best Companies to Work For 2012
The Great Place to Work Institute produces Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. You can also view the "100 Best Company" listings of previous years.

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For — Top Companies: No Layoffs 2012
Here are 19 of the best companies to work for that have never had a layoff.

Glassdoor — Best Places to Work in New York City 2012
The top 50 winners were selected by their employees. You can learn more about the "Enhanced Employer Profile," and view photos of the best places to work.

Great Place to Work Institute 2012
This site provides various "Best Companies to Work For" lists in the U.S., including the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in America" and "Best Companies to Work For" lists, which represent workplaces in 40 countries around the world.

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2011
This is a rating and analysis of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government.

Working Mother — 100 Best Companies 2011
This site features 100 best companies for working mothers. It also includes company profile information.

You can also view company information by accessing databases at the Science, Industry and Business Library. Job Search Central has access to Career Insider (Vault), which is a premier career resource that includes industry guides, company and employer profiles, topic guides and more.

If you are interested in working in the business sector, you can use online business directories to create lists of companies and executives to target for your job search. Try Reference USA, D & B Million Dollar, Hoover’s, and more.

Job Search Central at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library has all kinds of job and career resources to prepare you for your career. Please visit SIBL online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.

Please note that a career development program called Employment Outlook 2012 will be presented on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will discuss the employment outlook and the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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Great job search blog

Thanks for such excellent information!

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