The City of Allentown has been named as one of The Top Workplaces in the Lehigh Valley.
The honor was earned as a result of an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
The firm teamed up with The Morning Call to reveal the top 30 workplaces in the Lehigh Valley during a banquet attended by more than 200 persons at the newly opened Renaissance Allentown Hotel early this month.
The achievement is something that “you must earn,” according to Denise LaRue, who works for WorkplaceDynamics.
The city was selected as one of the top five large employers in the region defined as having more than 500 employees. The 30 award winning companies employ nearly 13,000 people.
“I am extremely proud to have the city recognized as a top workplace,” said Mayor Ed Pawlowski. “Municipal government is required to take on a large variety of tasks that make Allentown a great place to live, work and play. Some of that work, by police, fire and public works for instance, is visible to the general public every day, but many of our residents will go years without ever coming to City Hall or other offices where a lot of work is done on their behalf. I am grateful that our employees see the city as a great place to work and shared their views with WorkplaceDynamics.”
WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and one in every 88 employers in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.