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K-State Today

September 25, 2020

The place to be: K-State among Top 10 best employers in Kansas

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Higinbotham Gate

When it comes to the best employers in Kansas, an annual survey by Forbes magazine finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 10 in the state and is the best university employer in the Sunflower State.

K-State comes in at No. 9 on Forbes' "America's Best Employers by State List" for Kansas. Moreover, K-State is the only university to be ranked among the state's Top 25 best employers.

The university's greatest resource is its faculty and staff, who make K-State a great place to work, said Jay Stephens, vice president for Human Capital Services. As an employer, Stephens said the university's mission is to provide progressive, responsive and innovative solutions to attract, retain, develop and reward a highly talented, diverse and inclusive K-State community that cultivates an environment where students and employees flourish.

"K-State strives to provide excellence in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse, highly qualified workforce," Stephens said. "Along with an unmatched sense of community and inclusiveness, K-State provides employees with a variety of benefits, including health care, retirement options, discounted event tickets and much more."

For the list, Forbes and Statista, a marketing research company, surveyed 80,000 workers from businesses with at least 500 employees. The rolling survey was conducted from October 2019 to May 2020 and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the anonymous surveys, employees rated their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting. Workers also were asked if they would recommend their employers to others.

Read more at forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#17ce21b5487a.