Forbes has named NJ TRANSIT to its renowned America’s Best Employers By State 2021 list.
Of the 1,330 employers that made the final list, only 90 New Jersey organizations were included in the annual top pick ranking which, according to Forbes, measures leading companies from around the world to identify those best-liked by employees.
According to officials, in 2018, NJ TRANSIT was named one of the country’s top 500 employers in Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2018 list, making this the second time in three years that the agency has ranked on the list.
“Since taking office, we have prioritized the revitalization of NJ TRANSIT, through investing in its talented and experienced workforce,” said Governor Phil Murphy.
“I am proud to see our efforts continuing to pay off, and I congratulate Kevin and the NJ TRANSIT team on this important recognition.”
“NJ TRANSIT is committed to providing our customers with excellent service, and that starts with the dedicated men and women who help keep New Jersey moving each and every day,” said NJDOT Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.
“Achieving a place on Forbes’s America’s Best Employers list is a reflection of the agency’s goal to encourage and empower our employees.”
“I am very proud that for the second time since 2018, Forbes has recognized our efforts to create a culture of excellence at NJ TRANSIT, along with our providing a stimulating, supportive, and inclusive working environment for our nearly 12,000 employees,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett.
“This Forbes distinction helps validate the hard work by many in our organization since 2018 to make NJ TRANSIT an employer of choice in New Jersey.”
According to officials, NJ TRANSIT ranked 24th on the Forbes list of Best Employers in New Jersey.
To determine the list, Statista surveyed 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.
Officials say all the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions.
The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety in the work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting.
To access the complete list visit: https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#77e4a4ad487a then click on New Jersey in the drop-down box.
According to NJ TRANSIT officials, NJ TRANSIT offers its employees opportunities for professional growth, including rewarding and stable career paths, and exceptional benefits.
The agency is currently offering a $6,000 signing bonus for individuals who have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) if they come to work as an NJ TRANSIT bus operator.
If an applicant has a CDL permit, they may be eligible for a $3,000 signing bonus.
About NJ TRANSIT
According to NJ TRANSIT, they are the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.