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Publix named one of America’s Best Employers For New Grads

Ranked No. 5 out of 25 companies in the Retail and Wholesale industries category

LAKELAND, Fla., May 27, 2021 — Forbes ranked Publix No. 59 out of 250 companies on its 2021 list of America’s Best Employers For New Grads, and Publix ranked No. 5 out of 25 companies in the Retail and Wholesale industries category.

“Publix focuses on our core values and workplace culture,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “We strive to attract and retain top talent to grow our strong workforce of over 225,000 associates. With many diverse career paths, company ownership and great benefits, we welcome new grads to consider a career with Publix.”

Publix offers learning/development opportunities to support new graduates and young professionals in order to help them succeed in their careers. Since 2007, the company has hosted a summer internship program to combine the knowledge and skills students are learning in college with real-life work experience. Publix also has a strong promote-from-within philosophy and believes that investing in recent graduates helps build up the next generation of leaders.

Over 20,000 U.S. young professionals — employees who have less than 10 years of work experience — were asked in an independent survey to assess their employers according to atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wage, workplace and diversity. They were also asked whether they would recommend their employer to others and then evaluated other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively. Participants work for companies that employ at least 1,000 people within the U.S.

To read more about Publix’s ranking and see the 2021 list of America’s Best Employers For New Grads, visit


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