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WVU ranked among 'best employers by state' by Forbes

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Vaike Haas, assistant professor of landscape architecture, (and Good EGG) collaborates with a student on a service-based learning project. 

WVU has been named to the inaugural list of “America’s Best Employers by State” by Forbes magazine.

WVU is the top-ranked West Virginia-based employer in the state and ranks number two overall among employers that operate in West Virginia and employ at least 500 people in their U.S. operations.

The rankings are based on responses to an independent survey from a sample of more than 80,000 employees across the U.S.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to conduct the study. Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their current employers to friends and family and to evaluate other employers in their respective industries.

Further, survey participants were asked 35 work-related questions about their current employer, such as working conditions, potential for development and company/ organization image.

The surveys were administered in a series of anonymous online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in West Virginia,” said Cris DeBord, vice president of Talent and Culture. “Throughout the past several years, we have maintained a strong focus on improving our culture and making West Virginia University a great place to work for our faculty and staff. After all, when you have a great culture, it transcends everything you do and ultimately creates a better overall experience for our students.”

View the complete list of “America’s Best Employers by State.