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Love your job? Nominate your employer as a Tampa Bay Times top workplace

Nominations are now open for the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2017.

Nominations are now open for the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2017.

The unemployment rate in Florida and in Tampa Bay has been slipping over the last few years. In some industries, companies are struggling to find qualified employees and are finding ways to make their workplaces more attractive, whether it be better pay, a looser office environment or perks like in-house food service or game rooms.

In other words, companies are finding it as important as ever to ensure their workplaces are friendly, comfortable and rewarding.

Maybe that's why nearly 37,000 employees from 178 companies in the Tampa Bay area shared with us how much they enjoyed their jobs last year. The result was our seventh annual special section identifying the region's top workplaces.

Now it's time to do it again. And I'm hoping even more local employees will take this opportunity to tell us about all the things his or her employer does right.

Simply put, if you love your job and your company, this is a way to show it off and, perhaps, attract even more talented candidates to your employer.

Last year, T-Mobile US in Tampa took the top spot among companies with 500 or more employees. Dunedin-based Achieva Credit Union topped the mid-size company list (150 to 499 employees) while Clearwater's KnowBe4, a security awareness training company, was first among companies with 50 to 149 workers.

Here's how our Top Workplaces rankings work:

Any employee can nominate an organization. The Times' research partner, WorkplaceDynamics, will contact nominated organizations and ask them to participate in a survey.

WorkplaceDynamics ranks employers within their size category based solely on employee responses to the survey. The Times doesn't choose the winners; the employees of the companies do.

Any organization — public, private, government or nonprofit — with at least 50 employees in the Tampa Bay area can participate. The deadline to nominate your company is Oct. 21.

A special section featuring the top workplaces will publish in the spring.

It is free to participate and every organization that does so will receive feedback on its workplace.

To make a nomination, go to or call (727) 498-5578.

Love your job? Nominate your employer as a Tampa Bay Times top workplace 09/09/16 [Last modified: Friday, September 9, 2016 1:24pm]
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