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USU Named Best Employer in Utah

By Kat Webb |

Utah State University is the best employer in Utah according to a study by Forbes released Aug. 22.

“I think this ranking speaks to the community and Aggie family we are seeking to build at USU,” said Alison Fabricius, USU’s Staff Employee Association president. “It shows the care each employee brings to the work they do at the university in serving our students. It also speaks to the tireless efforts of HR to bring added value to every benefit offered to employees here.”

Mental health initiatives have been crucial for supporting employees. To address the need for increasing services, HR recently partnered with Aetna to expand talk therapy offerings for employees through Talkspace, as a component of the Aggies Thrive initiative in the university’s Employer Assistance Program.

More than 70,000 full- and part-time employees throughout the U.S. participated in the Forbes survey. The questions examined working conditions, diversity, compensation, development opportunities and more.

Forbes considered 39 businesses in the state, although some also had headquarters outside of Utah, such as Costco, Amazon and Adobe.


Kat Webb
Assistant Director for Strategic Communications
University Marketing and Communications


Amanda DeRito
Associate VP of Strategic Communications
University Marketing and Communications


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