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Greenville-headquartered company makes a Forbes top list for second consecutive year

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Michelin North America Inc. has been recognized as the No. 1 top automotive employer among best large employers for the second year in a row on the 2023 Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list.

The tire company also maintains its ranking as one of the top 25 Best Large Employers overall.

As a sustainable mobility company, and with more than 23,000 employees in the United States and Canada, and 124,000 globally, Michelin is focused on the workforce of the present and future, the company said in a news release. Michelin attracts high school and college students with hands-on learning experiences through its Youth Apprenticeship program, Technical Scholars program and other high-value internships and cooperative-education opportunities, according to the news release.

Michelin North America is based in Greenville. The company has 8,000 employees and 14 sites in South Carolina.

“We are so proud to be recognized again as the top automotive employer among the Best Large Employers,” Felicia Sanders, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, said in the release. “Our employees are the heart of this company, and we are constantly focused on creating a space that allows employees to reach their full potential and develop leadership behaviors that lead to the right conditions for success.”

Michelin offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including tuition reimbursement, bonuses for all employees based on company performance, and retirement contributions in addition to the company's 401k match. The company recently expanded flexible work opportunities, vacation time for employees and paid maternity benefit to 12 weeks. Employees can pursue careers with an emphasis on their professional and personal growth through a wide range of leadership paths and learning opportunities, according to the news release.

“Creating a great place to work has been a long-standing principle for Michelin,” Sanders said in the release. “It is central to our vision to give people everywhere motion for life.”

In the annual listing from Forbes magazine, “America’s Best Large Employers” are ranked based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 45,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 5,000 people. Employees are given the opportunity to openly share anonymous feedback on a series of topics, including potential for development, willingness to recommend their employer to friends and family, and company image. Michelin has been included on this list for several years and was ranked as the No. 1 Best Large Employer in 2018.

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