Vigon International of East Stroudsburg has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2010. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Central Penn Business Journal.
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places to be employed in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.
Companies from across the state participated in a two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems 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.
PMEDC is very proud to have Vigon included in this elite group of companies and we are proud to have them in our community. Steve Somers, President, commented “This is one of the greatest moments for me not just at Vigon but in my life as it has been a dream for me to build a company with a team that feels empowered, that they can make a difference coming to work every day, to create an environment where the team members really care about their job and in turn feel rewarded for the contributions they have made and to provide a level of benefits that are considered among the best and appreciated by the team. The recognition that we are one of the best places to work in the entire state of Pennsylvania is a tribute to the team.”