Avail Technologies Named 2016 Best Places to Work in PA Recipient

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Sept. 16, 2016 - PRLog -- Avail Technologies, Inc., has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2016. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.

"Avail is honored to be included among the best of the best of Pennsylvania employers for 2016.  For nearly two decades, our talented staff has been building an organization focused on people as well as innovative products and services to improve public transit and build stronger communities," says Dorsey E. Houtz, President & CEO at Avail.  "I've always strived to make Avail feel like a family, not just a business, and it feels good to be able to share this recognition with the employees who have made that happen."

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state's economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States, 25 to 249 employees and 250 or more employees.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business

- Be a publicly or privately held business

- Have a facility in Pennsylvania

- Have at least 25 employees working in Pennsylvania

- Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

Avail will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CPBJ.com/events.

In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Lead Sponsor—Team Pennsylvania Foundation; Presenting Sponsor – BDO, USA; Major Sponsors—Harrisburg University, PA Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Saul Ewing LLP; Selfie Sponsor – CenturyLink; Founding Partners—Team Pennsylvania Foundation and the Central Penn Business Journal; Program Partners—The Department of Community and Economic Development and PA SHRM.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com or contact Emily Winslow, event coordinator at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or emilyw@cpbj.com.

ABOUT AVAIL TECHNOLOGIES - Avail Technologies, based in State College, Pennsylvania, is a CAD/AVL ITS integrator for the public transit industry.  Ensuring your success by providing unsurpassed customer service to deliver reliable solutions that earn your trust is personal at Avail and is supported by old fashioned values and a seasoned transit-knowledgeable, award winning staff that believes in honesty and communication. Because Avail is the only employee owned and operated ITS for public transit integrator in the industry today, they are driven to partner with organizations that share their vision to revolutionize your rider's experience by delivering tailored open architecture technology solutions designed to solve real world challenges.

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