Abington School District named to Forbes’ list of Best Employers in Pennsylvania

Forbes’ recently published its second annual list of “America’s Best Employers by State“ and Abington School District was ranked no. 58 out of 100 employers in Pennsylvania. It was the only public school district in Pennsylvania to be included. 

The list is divided into 51 rankings–one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia–and includes 1,461 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each state.

“This ranking is meaningful because a positive organizational culture and climate translates to positive experiences for our students,” Dr. Jeffrey Fecher, Superintendent of Schools, said. “I am grateful to our more than 1,100 employees for making Abington School District a great place to work and learn, and for their ongoing dedication to our students.” 

To determine the list, Forbes partnered with market research company, Statista, in surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous and were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2019 to May 2020. Responses regarding the same employers were compared throughout the process, so as to account for any statistically significant variations in the results collected before and after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Statista then asked respondents how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. 

The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors–the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce–and those with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times. 

The complete article about the list can be found here