The Westchester campus of Fordham University took first place in a new survey of the best places to work in the lower Hudson Valley, thanks to the tight-knit and supportive environment that has been cultivated at the campus since it opened in 2008.
The ranking of employers in the region was published May 1 by The Journal News/lohud.com, which conducted the survey last fall in partnership with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics. Fifteen employers were ranked, and Fordham Westchester placed first out of the 11 smaller ones, the largest of which had 176 employees. Four larger employers were grouped separately.
Grant Grastorf, academic operations administrator for Fordham Westchester, said it was a “great honor” to see such recognition for community-building efforts at the campus.
At a reception held on May 3 to mark the honor, employees cited several things that make Fordham Westchester a great place to work: the small, beautiful, easily navigable campus; the shared sense of mission; the frequent employee gatherings to mark birthdays or other occasions; and an atmosphere of genuine care and concern for one another.
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