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For the fifth year in a row, Forbes, in partnership with Statista, has named the U.S. Department of State as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers for both Washington, D.C. and Virginia for 2023. The Department also ranked second in Virginia and fifth in D.C. within the Government Services category.

Approximately 70,000 American workers, at U.S. organizations with more than 500 employees, were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employees also evaluated other employers in their respective industries and identified factors that stood out either positively or negatively.

The survey considered every aspect of an employee’s experience, including working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity. Of the thousands of companies eligible for this recognition, only a select few in each state receive the award.

Further information about the survey can be found here: Meet America’s Best Employers by State 2023 ( 

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