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Penn Medicine and The University of Pennsylvania were ranked 90th and 92nd, respectively among the top 500 employers in the nation, according to a Forbes report.

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Penn Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania ranked among the top 500 large employers nationwide in a recent Forbes report. 

Penn Medicine and Penn ranked No. 90 and No. 92, respectively. The Forbes list, released in February, was compiled by anonymously surveying 50,000 people employed by businesses with 1,000 or more employees across 25 different industry sectors. 

Penn is currently the largest private employer in Philadelphia, with over 40,000 local employees, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.

Penn's Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli told Penn Today the ranking reflects Penn’s influence as an employer beyond the number of workers it employs in Philadelphia.

“We’re not just the largest private employer in the City of Philadelphia and a major regional economic engine; we’re a community where our faculty and staff find opportunities to grow,” Carnaroli told Penn Today.

Survey respondents were asked how likely they were to recommend their employer to a family or friend on a scale from zero to 10. Respondents were also asked to evaluate the organization they worked for on the basis of 24 different categories, including level of trust in their employers and availability of career advancement opportunities. 

CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Kevin Mahoney told Penn Today that he is proud of the Health System's inclusion in the 2021 Forbes ranking and emphasized its role in shaping the future of medical advancement. 

“Just as we are proud to be a destination that patients and their families can count on for the very best health care, we’re also proud to be a health care employer of choice for our region, offering best-in-class benefits and the chance—at every level, in every role—to be part of a team that is shaping the future of medicine,” Mahoney told Penn Today.

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