|   Posted: May 11, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 11, 2017 – Compassion International, a holistic child development-through-sponsorship organization, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2017 by Forbes Magazine. Compassion ranks number 40 on the list, the highest ranked Colorado-based company in the category, and sits among 300 employers nationwide chosen for the award.

Forbes determined its America’s Best Employers list by partnering with Statista, a database and consumer research firm, which anonymously surveyed thousands of employees across multiple industries at companies with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S. workers. The list names the best places to work in America based on employee satisfaction, pay and workplace environment, among other considerations. One of the most important factors in the assessment is how likely the employee is to recommend their employer to friends and family.

“We are honored to be recognized as a great place to work,” said Tom Beck, Compassion’s vice president of human resources. “Employees choose Compassion because of the impact we’re making on the lives of children living in poverty around the world. We are proud to build and support a culture for our employees that makes Compassion an enjoyable and unique workplace. Rescuing children from poverty is a more than a job, it’s a calling, and our employees are here in response to that calling.”

Compassion is also a five-time recipient of the Gallup Organization’s Great Workplace Award. This award recognizes the top workplaces in the world for demonstrating an extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture.

Visit Forbes.com to see the entire list of America’s Best Employers for 2017. To learn more about career opportunities at Compassion, visit www.compassion.com/employment.

About Compassion International

Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 27 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2.2 million babies, children and young adults. Its Child Sponsorship Program has been validated through independent, empirical research.