Golder Associates Named One of Canada's Ten Best Employers

Company also recognized as one of Alberta's Top 55 Employers for second consecutive year

CALGARY, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Golder Associates Ltd. has been named one of the Ten Best Companies To Work For 2012 by the Financial Post and Mediacorp Canada Inc. This distinguished listing recognizes Canadian companies that offer outstanding career advancement opportunities along with leading-edge employee perks and benefits.

This marks a second appearance on the Financial Post list for Golder Associates - an employee-owned engineering, consulting, design, and construction services firm with offices across Canada.

"We are very grateful and proud of this achievement," says Mark Brightman, President of Golder Associates. "At Golder, we have the kind of work environment that promotes teamwork and allows everyone to excel. Our people truly enjoy doing challenging work with interesting clients. And as a 100% employee-owned company, every one of our people is able to participate in and share in the rewards of a successful, dynamic, global organization."

"A number of steady performers with established names are proving they can continue to hire and offer attractive terms of employment," says Mediacorp's Richard Yerema in describing this year's top ten list. "Strong companies do things to support and attract good people, and that's one of the reasons they're successful."

"We've always believed that Golder is a great place to work and recognition like this confirms we are on the right track," says Scott Orth, National Leader for Human Development at Golder Associates. "Our goal is to create a highly engaged culture that serves our people and clients well."

According to the Financial Post and MediaCorp, companies that make their top ten list are distinguished by rate of growth in their fields in terms of revenue and size of workforce. Other criteria include: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Fast-growing employers are compared to other companies in their industry to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs for their employees.

Golder Associates has also been recognized by MediaCorp for the second consecutive year as one of Alberta's Top 55 Employers. This special designation showcases the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Golder Associates Ltd. (www.golder.ca) is an employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in the areas of earth, environment, and the related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, Golder's over 7,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner.

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SOURCE Golder Associates Ltd.

For further information:

Media contact:
Ivan Giesbrecht
National Media Relations Manager
Golder Associates Ltd.
ivan_giesbrecht@golder.com
1-604-296-6845

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