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U of M Twin Cities ranked by Forbes as one of America's 'Best Employers'

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There's a chance you might work for one of "America's Best Employers," because a bunch of them are right here in Minnesota.

Forbes magazine has included more than a dozen Minnesota companies in its brand-new list of 500 of the country's best employers. One of those named – the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus– made the top 100, coming in at No. 65.

In its write-up about the U of M, Forbes praises the university for being a major center of invention, noting that its "alumni or faculty are responsible for the first wearable cardiac pacemaker," among other innovations.

U of M President Erik Kaler thanked the school's employees for the honor, saying "our high employee engagement is a driver of academic excellence," according to a release.

The school also said it is "leading the way in employee engagement in higher education."

The other Minnesota companies to make the list are Mayo Clinic, 3M, General Mills, St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Thrivent Financial, Ecolab, Cargill, Optum and U.S. Bancorp.

Also on the list is the State of Minnesota itself, which was ranked No. 171.

Forbes says that it worked with to survey more than 20,000 American workers at large American companies, non-profits (including hospitals and government agencies) and other entities. The respondents were asked whether they'd recommend their employers to potential employees in anonymous "online panels."

The list will be published in Forbes' April 13 issue, according to the Daily News Journal.

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