The Jackson Laboratory named among 2011 "Best Places to Work in Maine"

Date: August 15, 2011
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Bar Harbor, Maine — The Jackson Laboratory is among the "Best Places to Work in Maine" for 2011. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. 

The "Best Places to Work in Maine" awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. 

"The Jackson Laboratory is honored to be recognized as among Maine's best places to work," says Jackson Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Hewett. "We're gratified that our employees value the efforts we make to provide good jobs with good salaries and benefits, including opportunities for advancing education and training." 

The 2011 list is made up of 40 Maine-based employers in two size categories: small/medium (15-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). With more than 1,300 employees, The Jackson Laboratory is in the second category. 

Employers from across the state entered a two-part process to determine the "Best Places to Work in Maine." The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part, which counted for about 75% of the total evaluation, consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.  

Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. Partners endorsing the program include Employment Times, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Mainebiz.   

The Jackson Laboratory will be recognized and honored at the "Best Places to Work in Maine" awards ceremony on October 11 and will be profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz. The final rankings will be announced at the event.

The Jackson Laboratory was also voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States for 2011. The poll was conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences, and published in the July edition.

For more information on the "Best Places to Work in Maine" program, contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

The Jackson Laboratory is a nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

Contact(s):

Joyce Peterson, 207-288-6058, The Jackson Laboratory

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Media Relations, Communications Office
The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1500
Phone: 207-288-6058 (journalists only)
Main Jackson Laboratory phone: 207-288-6000
Fax: 207-288-6076
Email: news@jax.org