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Department of State Ranks High as Ideal Employer for Professionals

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 22, 2011


The Department of State placed in the top five “ideal employers” in an annual poll of professionals conducted by Universum Communications. This first-ever U.S. Ideal Employer survey was based on the responses of more than 10,300 professionals.

The Universum ranking of ideal employers is based on professionals’ responses to questions about their career expectations, how they perceive companies as employers, and what they associate with those employers. The survey took place from November 2010 to January 2011.

Out of 150 employers, the Department of State ranked:

  • first as ideal employer among senior professionals (8+ years of experience)
  • second as ideal employer among military/veterans
  • fourth as ideal employer among young professionals (1-8 years of experience)

To view all the rankings, visit:

PRN: 2011/438


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