Choice places to work

Companies have always welcomed recognition for their business successes or their public service initiatives.

But with an ever-tightening labor market and an expanding need for qualified workers, local businesses are vying to establish reputations as good places to work as well. Now, a consortium of Pittsburgh businesses and professional organizations has chosen 10 area companies as its “employers of choice.”

The partners in the effort are the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, SMC Business Councils, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, the Community College of Allegheny County and Workforce Connections.

Businesses throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania submitted nominations for the “People Do Matter” awards program. A panel of human resources professionals reviewed the nominations and evaluated each on the basis of innovation, results and the ability to be replicated.

The 10 companies honored this year are CoManage, Reed Smith LLP, Sony Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University, ABARTA, Development Dimensions International, FedEx Ground, Columbia Gas of Maryland & Pennsylvania, Clairvoyance and Bookminders.

Ray Marano