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Publix Recognized By FORTUNE Magazine For 13th Year, Hiring

Publix has been honored as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 13th consecutive year. Headquartered in Lakeland, Publix ranked number 86 on the list and is one of only 13 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.

Publix also made the FORTUNE list of 18 companies that have never had to layoff employees, and was the only company on this particular list with more than 100,000 employees.

"This recognition goes straight to our people who help make Publix a great place to work every day. All of our retail and support associates should be proud of this achievement," says Ed Crenshaw, chief executive officer for Publix.

Driving factors for inclusion on this year's list were hiring and the ways companies were helping their employees manage the recession.

Publix is currently hiring for a few positions including: senior DBA/staff specialist-ORACLE, manager of medical administration and a senior manager in telecommunications. The recognition for "100 Best Companies to Work For" will appear in the Feb. 8 issue of FORTUNE magazine.

In addition to the FORTUNE honor, Publix launched a program on Jan. 14 to provide customers and associates with an opportunity to assist those in Haiti affected by the earthquakes. In four days, Publix shoppers and associates contributed more than $2.3 million.

"We plan to continue the program indefinitely, based on customer and associate response," says Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. Customers can add a contribution of any amount to their total grocery bill and that amount will be donated to the American Red Cross for the Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Maria Brous, Publix Super Markets
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