47. American Fidelity Assur.
What makes it so great?
After rare layoffs in the home office in February 2006, CEO-owner Bill Cameron arranged for free classes and outplacement services for the 15 affected employees, and offered to let them work through year-end.

Headquarters: Oklahoma City
Top 3 (of 23) U.S. locations: Oklahoma City , Jackson , Ontario
2005 revenue ($ millions): 643
U.S. employees 1,358
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) -28
% job growth (1 year) -2
% voluntary turnover 9
Applicants 5,278
Most common job (salaried):
Account Representative
$33,559
Most common job (hourly):
Representative, Customer Service II
$30,612
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 48
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 18%
% women 68%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Notes:
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 2005 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 salaried and hourly employees.