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LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 22, 2023 — Publix has once again been recognized as a Forbes’ Best-in-State Employer, marking the fifth consecutive year the company has been included. This year, the company ranked No. 12 in Alabama, No. 16 in Florida, No. 12 in Georgia, No. 30 in North Carolina, No. 4 in South Carolina and No. 13 in Tennessee.

“For more than 90 years, we’ve cultivated a culture of valuing our associates and the contributions they make to our company and the communities we serve,” said Publix’s Director of Communications Maria Brous. “We’re proud of how they continue to embody and perpetuate that culture every day to make Publix a great place to work. It’s an honor to be recognized by our associates and other respondents as a best-in-state employer.” 

Ranking on Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers list is determined by an independent survey of more than 70,000 U.S. employees working for businesses with at least 500 employees. The survey includes questions about working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity. Employees were also asked how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others.

To read more about Publix’s ranking and see the list of Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers, visit