SOURCE: Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems

June 18, 2013 11:10 ET

Heartland Payment Systems® Named to IDG's Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT List for Third Consecutive Year

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) -  Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payment processors and leading provider of merchant business solutions, today announced that it has been named to IDG's Computerworld 2013 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT). This is the third consecutive year Heartland finished as one of the top 100 organizations that build innovative IT teams while providing superior benefits and compensation.

Heartland employs more than 400 IT professionals across three locations in the United States -- Plano, Texas; Portland, Ore.; and Jeffersonville, Ind., who are encouraged to pursue their professional goals within an environment focused on innovation, flexibility, and a healthy work-life balance. Heartland's IT employees routinely receive new technology training, as well as rewards and recognition from Heartland's chief technology officer Kris Herrin and chief enterprise architect Bryan Thompson.

"Being recognized for the third year in a row as a top-notch working environment for IT professionals is an outstanding achievement for Heartland and our entire IT team nationwide," said Herrin. "Our 400-plus IT employees use the latest mobile, cloud and big data technologies, in an agile environment, to deliver innovative solutions to Heartland's merchants as well as the entire company."

Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Each year, 100 organizations are selected by the Computerworld editorial team to receive this award.

"We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It's clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects."

For more information about IT careers at Heartland, visit HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers.

About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payment processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found by visiting HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

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