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64. Milliken
Rank: 64 (Previous rank: 92)
What makes it so great?
One of the last big U.S. textile makers runs the industry's biggest research center, holding 2,200 patents. The company reduced headcount in 2008: About 100 employees were offered early retirement; some 150 workers were offered relocation.
Headquarters: 920 Milliken Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
2007 revenue ($ millions): N.A.
Website: www.milliken.com
U.S. employees 8,150
Employees outside U.S. 1,400
New jobs (1 year) -550
% job growth (1 year) -6%
% voluntary turnover 8%
Applicants N/A
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 30-40
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Senior Machine Operator
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 39%
% women 38%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 76
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 107
From the February 2, 2009 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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