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Southern Company named No. 2 Best Large Employer in America by Forbes magazine

Southern Company has been named the No. 2 Best Large Employer in America in Forbes magazine’s 2022 rankings. Of the 500 large employers ranked, Southern Company was No. 1 among energy industry peers, No. 1 among companies in Georgia, and No. 1 across the entire Southeast.

“Being recognized among the best in the nation on this prestigious list is an absolute honor,” said Southern Company chairman, president and CEO Tom Fanning. “This accolade is particularly gratifying because it is directly based on employee feedback. Southern Company is committed to creating a workplace where all groups are well represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization and that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected.”

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to anonymously survey 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family and to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations.

For complete large business rankings, read more about Forbes’ 2022 America’s Best Large Employers.