KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 30, 2:00 pm — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today was named a “Top 100 Company for Working Families” by the Orlando Sentinel. This is the seventh consecutive year the utility has been recognized in the program.
The announcement was made during a special awards ceremony held this afternoon at Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios.
The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas to determine its annual rankings, including total benefit package, organizational culture, ways the company has fun, work-life balance offerings and much more. KUA continues to be a corporate leader, earning recognition from the judges for its offerings of unique programs for employee families, an ongoing employee reward system and in-house communications.
“From our humble beginnings in 1901, we have gone out of our way to recognize the important contributions of all our employees and to treat them–as much as possible–like family,” said Wilbur Hill, KUA’s vice president of human resources. “Everyone at KUA shares in this honor.”
The panel of judges was comprised of experts in the human resources and employee benefits arena as well as employees of the Orlando Sentinel who are knowledgeable about work/life initiatives and trends in the workplace.
The Orlando Sentinel is a publication of the Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country’s premier media companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and on the Internet. The company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water, and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent
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