- Publix named to Forbes’ America Best Employers by State 2022 list
- The company was recognized for the fourth year in a row
- The Florida grocery chain ranked No. 28 in Florida
Publix has been recognized on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers by State list for the fourth year in a row.
Forbes released its fourth survey of the best employers in each state, ranking 1,382 companies around the U.S., with results for each state. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the annual list of America’s Best Employers By State. The list is divided into 51 rankings—one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia—and was compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Surveys were conducted anonymously, allowing participants to freely share their opinions. The final list ranks the 1,382 employers that received the most recommendations.
The Florida-based grocery chain based in Lakeland, FL ranked No. 28 in the Sunshine State. Publix also landed at No. 3 in South Carolina, No. 26 in Georgia, No. 23 in North Carolina, No. 20 in Tennessee and No. 19 in Alabama.
“At Publix, we have a culture of appreciation for our associates and our customers,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “This culture stems from our company’s philosophy of respecting the dignity of the individual. We’re proud to provide opportunities for associates to become company owners and share their ideas for innovation and improvement of processes.”
Earlier this year, Publix was also recognized on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. It landed at No. 92 on the 2022 list, down 50 spots from 2021. Despite the drop, Publix is 1 of only 4 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,304 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.