NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantation, FL-based Solstice Benefits, Inc. (Solstice) featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111020/FL90549LOGO ) Solstice generated 49 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it among the 10 private business job creators within the Insurance Industry, showing a three-year employee growth of 181 percent. "When many companies are downsizing in this economy, it is very exciting to see that Solstice continues to grow. Solstice has a very unique family-like corporate culture and we have welcomed many bright and talented individuals to our organization and into the Solstice family," said Carlos Ferrera, COO at Solstice. "The greatest honor for us was learning that the Hire Power award, as INC described, paid tribute to 'the real heroes of the American economy.' Solstice is grateful to receive this significant distinction." Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.'s December/January issue, as well as the brand's web site, www.inc.com. "The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession," explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. "And it isn't just the big guys that are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list." The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.'s Hire Power Awards celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.