Fortune magazine is out with its top employers survey. No Minnesota company made the top 50, but General Mills and Mayo Clinic made the second division — the state breakdown for Minnesota.
Mayo, at #59, gets credit for a “hire for life” policy. 17% of the workforce has been with Mayo for more than 20 years. It also had a high percentage of women.
At #69, General Mills got the nod because 96% of the women who were on maternity leave last year came back to work, thanks in part to a policy that allows them to phase back in on a part-time basis.
Nice, but firms that finished higher got credit for perks from free SCUBA classes and iPods, onsite gyms, child care and 100% health care.
Dare we ask? Why do you work where you work?
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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