GVSU named among top employers in Michigan by Forbes

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Grand Valley was named by Forbes as one of the top 25 employers in Michigan.
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Grand Valley was named by Forbes as one of the top 25 employers — and among the top three in education — in Michigan.

Forbes released its list of America's Best-In-State Employers 2021 on August 24. Criteria for selection includes survey responses of employee experiences such as working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity. See the entire Forbes list

Only 75 Michigan companies with more than 500 employees were recognized. Mychal Coleman, chief human resources officer, said the Forbes recognition positions Grand Valley for world-class distinction.

"It begins to establish Grand Valley’s brand as an 'employer of choice,' where applicants will have a higher preference to seek employment with us," Coleman said. "For current employees, it increases employee engagement, strengthens retention and confirms the culture."

Grand Valley employs 1,760 faculty and 2,050 staff members. 


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