57. Publix Super Markets
What makes it so great?
Seniors have a good shot at getting a job at this chain, where nearly 22,000 associates over age 55 work at one of 882 supermarkets in five Southeastern states. After one year all employees become stockholders.

Headquarters: Lakeland, Fla.
Top 3 (of 923) U.S. locations: Lakeland , Miami , Jacksonville
2005 revenue ($ millions): 20,600
Website: www.publix.com
U.S. employees 136,863
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 3,772
% job growth (1 year) 6
% voluntary turnover 14
Applicants 471,112
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Grocery Stock Clerk
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 39%
% women 50%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 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 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.