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Southern Company named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes

Southern Company has been named one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2021 by Forbes magazine. Of the 500 large employers ranked, Southern Company was No. 1 among industry peers.

“This recognition underscores our commitment to strive to create a workplace where all groups, and especially historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, are well represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization and that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected,” said Southern Company chairman, president and CEO Tom Fanning. “This honor is particularly gratifying because it is directly based on employee feedback. Southern Company’s talented, diverse and engaged employees make thousands of good decisions every day to serve our customers as we build the future of energy.”

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to anonymously survey 50,000 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’ 2021 America’s Best Employers.