America's best employers? A handful of them are right here in Texas. Forbes has released its list of the best employers for 2017, featuring several Lone Star companies, including North Texas-based The Container Store.
The business magazine teamed up with Statista to survey 30,000 U.S. workers, asking how likely they were to recommend working for their organization to friends and family. The final ranking honed in on companies with 5,000 or more employees.
The Container Store, which ranks No. 11, is the third best retailer on Forbes' list. The City of Austin, which ranks No. 9, is the highest ranking government service on the list (next is NASA, at No. 37).
Two Houston healthcare organizations also land in the top 10: Memorial Hermann Health System (No. 4) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 6). In addition to saving lives, the two employ a combined 45,000 people.
Ranking between them is San Antonio-based United Services Automobile Association, at No. 5, which employs 28,000 people and serves 11 million members across the globe.
The three best companies to work for are Costco, Google, and REI, all of which employ hundreds of Texans (as do Facebook and Trader Joe's, which rank No. 13 and No. 16, respectively).