Jacques Whitford Reconfirms Position as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

    SAINT JOHN, NB, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - For the third consecutive year Jacques
Whitford Ltd., an international leader in engineering, sustainability,
environmental and earth sciences solutions, has been chosen by Maclean's
magazine as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
    Maclean's annual, national top employer competition reviews over 2,000
employers and ranks the Top 100 by comparing each company to others within
their industry. Jacques Whitford has consistently been recognized for their
industry-leading and progressive human resources policies and their commitment
to recruiting and retaining the best people.
    "Our people are the key to our success and to attract and retain the best
and brightest, we continuously provide our people with career opportunities
and an environment that supports a work / life balance," said Jacques Whitford
CEO Robert Youden. "To be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 employers the
first year was an honour. To win it consecutively really validates our efforts
to provide our colleagues with the programs and initiatives they value most."
    Jacques Whitford's long-standing commitment to recruiting and retaining
the best people is matched by their commitment to operating sustainably and
providing services to clients that enable them to do the same. The company's
sustainable focus has proven to be a top priority and incentive for both
current staff and job seekers. It also sets them apart from many other
companies in the Top 100.
    "We are excited and proud to be recognized alongside so many
distinguished Canadian companies including Shell Canada and Enbridge," says
Youden. "Standing out from the thousands of companies that were considered for
this award is something we are very proud to have achieved."
    2009 marks the third consecutive year that Jacques Whitford has been
recognized as a top employer by Maclean's magazine. The company also received
recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in the Atlantic Region by
Progress magazine in 2008, as well as one of the Top 10 Family Friendly
Employers in Canada by Today's Parent magazine for the last two years.

    About Jacques Whitford

    Established in 1972, Jacques Whitford is an internationally recognized
leading provider of engineering, sustainability, environmental and earth
sciences services solutions. With more than 45 offices across North America
and internationally we are proud to be an employee owned company with more
than 1,800 staff and over 100,000+ projects in more than 80 countries. For
more information, visit www.jacqueswhitford.com.

For further information:

For further information: Kathryn Appleton, Public Relations, Jacques
Whitford Ltd., (902) 461-8500, Ext. 4618736,

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