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Michelin makes Forbes list

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Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 10 on its annual list of the best large employers in the United States in 2019.

"America's Best Large Employers" are ranked based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 30,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people, according to a news release. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.

"Michelin is honored by this recognition that highlights our commitment to providing a purpose-driven career for our workforce," David Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, said in the release. "Employees are given tools and support from leadership to take ownership of their own careers with greater access to internal job postings, feedback and training opportunities."

Michelin provides 10 business resource groups that are created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement, encourage professional development and support business objectives, the release said.

Michelin also has its Choose Well/Live Well program that provides incentives and resources for employees and their families to live healthy lives. Access to on-site health centers, annual biometric screenings, behavioral programs, assistance for employees and dependents with disabilities, healthy options in the cafeteria and expanded maternity and family leave benefits are examples of initiatives that contribute to the well-being of Michelin employees, according to the release.

In addition, Michelin has a Youth Apprenticeship program, Technical Scholars program and other internships and cooperative-education opportunities. Mid-career and tenured employees are provided with opportunities to pursue multiple careers within Michelin without seeking employment outside the company, the release said.  

"At Michelin, we provide our workforce a better way forward by empowering employees to connect their individual purposes with their job roles each day," Stafford said in the release. "From paid volunteer hours to business resource groups, employees are provided with a wide range of opportunities to find purpose within and beyond their roles."

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