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Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
Posted on 08/12/2019
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An independent satisfaction survey from Utica Community Schools staff has resulted in the district being named among the top 39 places in Michigan to work.

The district is the only Michigan public school district to be recognized by Forbes Magazine as a top employer.

“The success of Utica Community Schools has always grown from the dedicated and talented individuals who commit to serve our students and families,” Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. “We are a district of high expectations and a clear sense of purpose to make a difference in the lives of every UCS student.”

According to Forbes Magazine, the rating was awarded based on a survey of random staff members.

The survey asked staff members to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family, as well as how they feel about the other employers in their respective industries.

Also, the employees were asked 35 questions about work related topics. Employees were asked to give their opinions on a series of statements surrounding work-related topics of such as working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.

To be considered, a company must have at least 500 employees. In total 2,500 national employers were recognized.

Utica is the second largest public employer in Macomb County and the state’s second largest school district with a total enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. The district has approximately 4,000 employees, including full time instructional and support staff, continuing education, and part time employees serving such areas as athletics coaches and lunchroom supervisors.