The Washingtonian Names HBI as One of Its 50 Great Places to Work in the D.C. Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — HBI has once again been named one of The Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington, D.C. area. The recognition marks HBI’s fifth consecutive award since 2005. Upon hearing the news of the recognition, HBI’s President & CEO, John Courson, stated “achieving the honor of being named a Great Place to Work only happens because of HBI’s great team of dedicated and committed employees. The collegial work environment created by the HBI team enhances our mission of Building Careers, Building Individuals and Building Homes.”
This is the eighth time The Washingtonian has chosen Great Places to Work. The feature dates back to 1999 and is published every other year.
Among The Washingtonian’s 50 winning workplaces, organization sizes range from 19 to 70,000 employees. Winners represent several industries including: government agencies, information-technology firms, government contractors, nonprofits and more.
This year’s 50 winning workplaces were chosen on the basis of such measures as: generous pay and benefits, challenging and interesting work, great work/life balance, opportunities for learning and growth, financial stability, commitment to charity and community and recognition and respect given to employees.
Winners were chosen by a panel of editors who reviewed more than 200 organizations and 13,000 employee surveys. Survey scores were a strong determining factor on which organizations were recognized. In addition to this year’s recognition, HBI was selected as one of The Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work in 2005, 2007 and 2011. HBI received an honorable mention in 2009.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., HBI is a national leader for career training in the building industry. HBI’s programs operate in over 45 states. The average tenure of HBI’s employees nationwide is eight years—11 years in the Washington, D.C. area. Employees cite engaging work, camaraderie, generous benefits, flexibility and the organization’s dedication to its mission as reasons for longevity.
For more information, please contact Faye M. Nock, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at or 800- 795-7955 X8942.
HBI is a national nonprofit that provides training, mentoring, curriculum development and job placement services in support of the building industry. With an 80 percent job placement rate for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to youth, adults, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers. Visit www.hbi.org for more information.
Contact: Randi Goldstein