ArcBest leads state-based firms on Forbes employers’ list

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Fort Smith-based supply chain logistics firm ArcBest has been recognized as one of Forbes’ best employers on its annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers for 2020.

The award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. ArcBest ranked No. 2 in the state of Arkansas, the highest state-based group among the 30 on the list. Louisiana-based Entergy is ranked No. 1. FedEx, Springdale Public Schools and the U.S. Department of the Interior round out the top five.

“At ArcBest, we are focused on providing best-in-class service to customers, and we know that a great employee experience positively impacts our customers’ experience,” Judy R. McReynolds, ArcBest chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are very honored to be recognized on Forbes’ list of America’s Best-In-State Employers.”

Forbes and Statista selected America’s Best-in-State Employers based on an independent survey of about 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered using a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce. Direct and indirect employee recommendations were evaluated on a state level.

The study assessed each company according to atmosphere & development, company image, working conditions, salaries & wages and diversity.