ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has been named one of the "50 Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine. The list highlights companies that excel at offering a superior workplace for entry-level employees. This year, Abbott moved up to No. 13, and was once again the top-ranked health care company on the list. Abbott has been included on the list every year since BusinessWeek initiated the list in 2006.
"In today's economy, graduates are looking for companies that can offer a long-lasting career with strong growth and leadership opportunities," said Stephen Fussell, senior vice president, Human Resources, Abbott. "While other companies are significantly cutting back on hiring, we see the current economy as an extraordinary opportunity to continue to bring in the best entry-level talent, and to help connect new employees with their potential in ways no other company can."
Abbott Helps Entry-Level Employees Build Extraordinary Careers
Many entry-level employees participate in Abbott's Professional Development Programs, which are two- to three-year programs that rotate new employees through several different positions across multiple divisions and locations in the areas of engineering, environmental health & safety, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, manufacturing operations, marketing and quality. These programs provide graduates with the opportunity to experience a variety of challenging assignments and develop well-rounded skills before they settle into a long-term career choice, while making meaningful contributions to Abbott's business. Training and development are integral parts of the program, and participants also have th
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