CARPINTERIA, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2012) - Online learning company lynda.com took top honors in the inaugural ranking of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, which recognizes the private businesses that have generated the most jobs during the past three years. By attracting candidates across the United States who share the company's vision of helping people through offering a library of video tutorials on software, creative and business topics, lynda.com filled nearly 200 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it at No. 1 among the eight private business job creators noted by Inc. within the Education industry.
"lynda.com has been aggressively hiring over the past three years to keep pace with our rapid growth, which continues due to the high demand for our learning library," said Monetta Williams, vice president of Human Resources at lynda.com. "We are happy to receive this award as the nearly 200 hires represent employees from all over America who were attracted by our culture, benefits, and shared passion for helping people learn."
The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have added a significant number of employees. Inc.'s Hire Power Awards celebrate private companies at the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.'s December/January issue, as well as on the magazine's website, www.inc.com.
"The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 -- an amazing feat given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession," explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. "And it isn't just the big guys who are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one third of the Hire Power list."
Videos about lynda.com's philosophy, culture, and community can be viewed at the company's career site.
lynda.com helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials. With more than a million individual, corporate, academic, and government members, lynda.com is ranked one of the fastest-growing, privately-held education companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.
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