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Masonic finishes 28th among best employers

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Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

By The Staff

asonic Home of Shelbyville finished No. 28 among large companies on the 2012 list of the best places to work in Kentucky, as judged by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Masonic is the first company in recent years to be part of the list and be shown has having a base in Shelby County. The listing also included Masonic’s facility in Louisville.

MassMutual Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group and Genentech, Inc. were ranked No. 1 in ceremonies held last week in Louisville.

Winners were selected from two categories – small/medium companies with 25-249 U.S. employees and large companies with 250 or more U.S. employees – based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey that was administrated by Best Companies Group.
MassMututal Financial Group: Assurance Financial Group, the No. 1 small/medium company, has offices in Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro and serves local residents and businesses by helping secure their financial futures. This is the second year MassMutual has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.
Genentech, Inc., repeated as the winner of the large company category, is located in Louisville and is considered the founder of the biotechnology industry.

“In order to make Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able not only to educate and employ Kentuckians here, but we also must entice those from out-of-state to work here,” Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson said in a news release announcing the winners. “The Best Places program does just that.”

Other companies that also have offices in Shelby County made the list.

Edward Jones, which has an office in Shelbyville, was No. 2 on the list of large companies, Hilliard Lyons was No. 13  and Hosparus was No. 30.

To see the full list, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.