Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies 2017ORLANDO, FL (August 21, 2017)IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, was recently selected as one of the 2017 Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies. The list of “Top 100 Companies” was created by the Orlando Sentinel and Best Companies Group.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Central Florida, benefiting the region’s economy, its work force and businesses.

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

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Central Florida (Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia County);
  • Have at least 15 employees working in Central Florida;
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year.

Organizations from across Central Florida entered the two-part survey process to determine the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

“We are honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year by the Orlando Sentinel as a high ranking employer,” said Ted Murphy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA. “Our future success depends on our ability to attract and retain top talent. We will continue to invest in our people and culture to create the best work environment we can for our team members.”

Public announcement of the list and rankings of the second annual Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies program was published in the Orlando Sentinel on August 20, 2017 and an event was held for all list-making companies on August 18, 2017.

For more information on the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies program, visit www.Top100CompaniesORL.com.