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Tuesday, January 27

AWB Honors Best Workplaces in Washington

Washington employers lead the way with innovative programs to encourage safety, train for the future and support workers with quality benefits

OLYMPIA — The Association of Washington Business recognized four top Washington employers today with the 2015 Better Workplace Award, honoring proven commitments to innovative benefits, job training and workplace safety.

The annual AWB Better Workplace Awards program highlights private-sector Washington employers that raise the standard for excellence for helping workers stay safe, excel at their current jobs and prepare for advancement through training and education. All 8,300-plus AWB member companies are eligible to submit nominations, which are reviewed by a panel of workplace benefits and safety managers. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP sponsored the awards, which were presented during AWB’s annual Legislative Summit at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia following remarks from Gov. Jay Inslee.

This year’s recipients include a home care provider that pays to train community members to fill jobs within the company, a logistics and supply chain company with a deep and effective commitment to safety, and an energy company that has found creative and empowering ways to balance its employees’ work-life obligations with the need to ensure reliable electricity for customers.

Details about each award winner are available to download here.

“We are impressed with the innovative and effective ways that Washington employers are building better places to live and work. From ensuring safety to providing valuable work-life balance, Washington employers are leading the way,” said AWB President Kris Johnson.

The recipients of the 2015 AWB Better Workplace Award are:

Job Training/Advancement
Workplace Safety Innovative Benefit/Compensation Programs

Videos highlighting each award-winning company will also be available on the AWB video page at High-resolution photos of the 2015 award winners will be on the AWB website at

About the Association of Washington Business

Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,300 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit

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