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2 Minnesota firms make Fortune’s ‘Best to work for’ list

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Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and two Minnesota companies made the list:

  • The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, ranked 59th, in part for its “hire for life” philosophy: 17% of Mayo employees have 20 or more years of service.
  • General Mills of Golden Valley came in 69th and received praise for its innovative policy allowing new mothers to phase back to work part-time, which has yielded a 96% rate of return from maternity leave.

In selecting the year’s top employers, Fortune considered such factors as job growth, pay, turnover, benefits, treatment of women and minorities, and culture.

To see the full report, visit http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2008

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