WILMINGTON, MA () - UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing throughout the U.S. and Canada, has been named one of the "50 Best Companies to Sell For" in North America by Selling Power magazine, a publication that provides business readers with practical solutions for their sales management challenges.
All companies earning a spot on the magazine's listing, which appears in the November/December 2011 issue, were assessed on factors such as salary, financial incentives, benefits, training programs, career mobility, and more. The magazine's corporate research team also conducted supplemental research on all nominees.
Following a detailed analysis, companies were given favorability scores and 25 were ranked under a "Service" category; another 25 under "Manufacturing." UniFirst garnered the #17 spot within the service category. Other companies appearing on the magazine's service category list include Google (#19), Marriott International (#23), and Sprint Nextel (#24).
Jerry L. Messenger, Director of Sales Support at UniFirst, said the recognition "helps validate the dynamic learning environment and forward-looking sales program we have in place at UniFirst that allows our sales representatives to experience personal and professional success on an ongoing basis."
In commenting on the 50 select companies, the editors of Selling Power stated: "Anyone entering the sales field should begin their efforts by taking a good look at these top companies to sell for."
UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. The company's most popular brands include UniWeave®, SofTwill®, UniWear®, and Armorex FR®. UniFirst also offers Facility Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit unifirst.com.