Michelin North America named top large employer

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Greenville-based Michelin North America has been named the top large employer in the United States by Forbes magazine.

In the annual listing from Forbes magazine, “America’s Best Large Employers” are ranked based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including working conditions, salary, the potential for development, and company image.

This year’s listing included 500 employers across 25 industries, ranging from government agencies and universities to big corporations. Michelin has been listed in the survey for three consecutive years, according to a news release.

“At Michelin, our dedication to our workforce is best defined by two keywords: We care,” David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, said in a statement. “From candidate to new-hire to long-term employee, Michelin provides experiences that empower its people to make a difference and be proud of where they work. Michelin is honored by this recognition.”

With more than 22,000 employees, Michelin operates 19 manufacturing plants across the U.S. The company designs, manufactures, and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, and various other vehicles, according to the release.

Michelin attracts high school and college students with hands-on learning experiences through its Youth Apprenticeship program, Technical Scholars program, and other high-value internship and cooperative-education opportunities, the release said.

“In an increasingly competitive job market, Michelin understands the value of providing training and career development, a culture that also attracts mid-career transfers to Michelin because they are seeking opportunities to grow and advance. In fact, up to 50 percent of managers in Michelin’s manufacturing locations were promoted from hourly positions,” Stafford said.

For more information, visit michelinman.com.

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