Vermont Business Magazine City Market is pleased to announce that they’ve been recognized with two workplace awards, Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018 and a Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce recently announced the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018. City Market has been recognized in the “large businesses” category (250+ employees). The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, (SHRM), the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The final rankings for each category will be announced at a special awards presentation in March.
In addition, City Market has been selected to receive a 2018 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award, which will also be part of a special awards presentation in March. The awards are given out by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports on behalf of the Governor of Vermont and are an opportunity for workplaces to be recognized for their commitment to staff wellness.
City Market’s General Manager, John Tashiro, notes, “The Co-op is honored and humbled to have received both awards this year. Staff feedback is extremely important to us so we can continue to improve and make the Co-op an even better place to work. The opening of our South End store has certainly brought many opportunities and challenges as we train additional staff and continue to create a diverse, welcoming and supportive workplace culture. It’s inspiring to see how our entire team has embraced these opportunities and these awards are certainly tangible recognition for our 350 employees.”
About City Market/Onion River Co-op: The Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 13,000 Members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Now with two stores, in Downtown and the South End of Burlington, Vermont, City Market provides a large selection of local, organic, and conventional foods and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online atwww.CityMarket.coop.