VOORHEES, N.J., Jun 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it has been named to the list of 2010 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG's Computerworld magazine. This honor is presented annually to organizations that challenge their information technology staffs while providing great benefits and competitive compensation. Honorees will be included in Computerworld's June 21 issue.
In addition to being a great place to work for people in many career specialties, American Water is currently undergoing a business transformation process that presents IT professionals with an extraordinary opportunity to help transform a company from technologies of the '80s and '90s to an entirely new generation of technologies.
"Our people are creating, engineering, designing, developing and largely greenfielding a new future for the underpinning technology at the leading water and wastewater company in the nation, in an industry that is critical to the infrastructure of this country," said Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "When you couple this stimulating and challenging work with all the other benefits of working at American Water, it's truly an exceptional career opportunity for IT professionals."
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition to providing great benefits and competitive pay, the organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ editions) global IT media network. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,059,000 readers each issue (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2009). 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 American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7, 000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
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