Forbes Ranks LPS 4th On “Best Employers In NE” List

(KFOR NEWS  June 19, 2019)  In a recently released ranking by Forbes Magazine, Lincoln Public Schools ranked 4th in Nebraska – and the only public school district listed in the state – for “Best Employer by State.”  “Our employees are committed to the most important job one could have: Making sure that each child in Lincoln has access to a quality education,” said LPS Superintendent Steve Joel. “We are honored to have the brightest and the best working for Lincoln Public Schools and that they, in turn, can see the value we place on their important work.”  LPS employs approximately 7,500 across the city, in roles that include teaching, coaching, health, nutritional services, office support, transportation, security, custodial, maintenance and administration.

The Top 3 in the list of 21 were Nebraska Medicine, PayPal and First National Bank of Omaha.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln ranked 5th.

The list was compiled by business media company Forbes and market research company Statista based on an independent survey. The study was made up of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered in a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce. Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family; participants also were prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries. The full list can be viewed here: