One hundred companies now are being flooded with resumes, as Fortune magazine recently revealed its 12th annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Despite a bad economy, some employers are still hiring and offering robust employee benefits.
California-based NetApp topped the list. The information technology firm, which employs about 5,000 workers, saw a 12% job growth rate last year. The company also offers five paid days for volunteer work, $11,390 in adoption assistance and autism coverage.
Fortune also lauded employers with the best benefits for health care, child care, work-life balance, telecommuting, sabbaticals and unusual perks. For example, 15 employers out of the 100 on the list pay 100% of their employees' health care premiums.
Those employers are Boston Consulting Group, Nugget Market, Qualcomm, Shared Technologies, SAS, Whole Foods Market, Zappos.com, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Microsoft, EOG Resources, Rackspace Hosting, NuStar Energy, Stew Leonard's, Lehigh Valley Hospital/Health Network and Perkins Coie.
"At this time when we, like so many institutions, are necessarily focused on dealing with the short-term realities of the economic crisis, this is for us an important reaffirmation of those things that are key to driving ongoing, lasting success -- attracting great people and investing in an environment where they flourish," says Steve Gunby, chairman of North and South America for Boston Consulting Group.
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