WILMINGTON, Mass. () - UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), 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 by Selling Power magazine for a third year in a row. Securing the number eight spot and finishing only seven points off the number one position, the 2014 ranking represents UniFirst's highest position on the list to date, having moved from number 17 in 2012 to number nine in 2013.
The corporate research team at Selling Power identifies and ranks the best companies to sell for among the top sales forces in the United States. The focus includes companies of all sizes, with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with salesforce numbers in the thousands. Other companies on the 2014 list include Google (#32) and Microsoft (#33).
"Our consistent movement upward on this list reflects our commitment to professional development programs," said Jerry L. Messenger, Director of Sales Support at UniFirst. "The UniFirst mission and core values encompass the belief that by empowering our Team Partners at all levels we not only better satisfy customer needs, but we also foster an atmosphere of employee contentment and pride. Empowering and educating our sales staff helps drive our company's continued success."
To create the list, an extensive questionnaire is sent to executives in sales, training, and human resources to uncover key data that would be important to prospective employees as they look for a new sales role or enter the sales profession. This year, Selling Power focused on three areas: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training, and enablement; and company recognition and reputation.
According to Selling Power, anyone entering the sales field or making a career move to a new company should begin their search by consulting this list. For information about a career with UniFirst, please visit http://www.unifirst.com/careers.
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 www.unifirst.com.