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Best Places to Work

The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2010” list in its 11th year on the list, according to the local Edward Jones Financial Advisors. Edward Jones also ranked No. 1 for large-sized companies. The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 8 issue of Fortune, available on newsstands Jan. 25 and currently at www.fortune.com/bestcompaniesread more »


A technology company has been named the best place to work by Fortune magazine, but it is not the usual suspects of Google, Cisco or Microsoft. Nope, it is perk-heavy SAS, which according Fortune offers employees child care, unlimited sick days and free access to a 66,000 square-foot fitness center. The Cary, North Carolina maker of business analytics software — with revenue of $2.3 billion last year — actually rose 20 spots to claim the honor. read more »


Kitsap Bank has been named as one of the finalists for Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in four different categories have been identified as Washington’s best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. read more »


Invented in 1968 by Swedish neurosurgeon Lars Leksell, Gamma Knife is a radiosurgery technique that is in wide use in the medical field. Using radioactive cobalt to produce gamma rays, the Gamma Knife can deliver a high dose of radiation to a very specific area of the brain, destroying target cells while leaving surrounding, healthy tissue intact. read more »

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